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Ralph Eugene Godsil, Sr.

December 6, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Ralph Eugene Godsil, Sr. 80, passed away Nov. 16, 2012 at the Aurora House in Weslaco, Texas.

Ralph was born on June 4, 1932 in Galesburg, Ill. to Richard A. Godsil and Ruth Crow Godsil and the Godsil family moved to Estherville in 1940.

Ralph graduated from Estherville High School and married Shirley Osberg in 1950. He served in the Army with tours of duty in Wurzburg Germany and Ft Benning, Ga. After the Service he worked for Golden Sun Feeds, transferred to Des Moines; later retiring as an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Ralph Eugene Godsil, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley Godsil, Daughters: Marcy (Chuck) Hintz, Beverly (Greg) Rourke, Susan (Dan) Wood, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; siblings: Gen (Sam) Torrence, Kate (George) Anderson, Stanley (Sue) Godsil, Anita Tjepkes and many loving relatives.

Ralph worked hard, played hard, loved friends and family and lived life to the fullest.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, beloved son Ralph Godsil Jr. his brother Richard L. Godsil, sisters Shirley Kunath and Donna Godsil.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family or charity of your choice.



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