Pulliam Funeral Chapel - Oblong


VISITATION: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. SATURDAY MAY 10, 2003

FUNERAL: 2:30 P.M. SATURDAY MAY 10, 2003

MEMORIALS: LINCOLNLAND HOSPICE with envelops at or may be mailed to the funeral home

MILITARY RITES: Conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219

Ralph E. Mouser Sr. 87, Oblong, Illinois died Thursday May 8, 2003 at his residence. Ralph was born on March 26, 1916 in Oblong, Illinois and was the son of Oren Mouser and Celia (Davis) Mouser. On June 13, 1940, he married Margaret "Peggy" Reed, who preceded Ralph in death on September 4, 1986. Ralph retired from Marathon Oil Company as a Well Tester. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, receiving the Purple Heart; when he was wounded on February 23, 1942. Ralph retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force. Ralph was also a Life Member of the Oblong Masonic Lodge #644 AF & AM, Oblong American Legion Post #219 and a member of Central United Methodist Church, Oblong.

Ralph is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Ralph E. & Sandy Mouser Jr.; daughter Kathy Mouser; three granddaughters Dee Dee Deffez, Danelle & Kenny Davis and Amy & Thad Bergelin; two great grandchildren Kenneth Kohl Davis and Katie Bergelin; a brother and sister-in-law Howard & Ida Mouser and a nephew Jerry & Bev Mouser.

Preceding Ralph is death were his parents, infant son Stan Lee Mouser and a brother Lloyd Mouser.

Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery




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