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Ralph Earl Prince dies at age 75

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Ralph Earl Prince, age 75, of Bolivar, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Pomme de Terre Lake at Bolivar Landing.

He was born on August 7, 1939, in Oxly, Missouri, the son of Charles Junior Prince and Pearl (Bridgeforth) Prince.

On December 27, 1961, he married the love of his life, Donna. To this union two children were born; Douglas Earl and Julie Carol.

He also joined the military in 1961 and was in service for two years.

He was employed at Bethlehem Steel for 34 years and was a proud and active member of United Steelworkers Local 6787.

Ralph was proceeded in death by his parents and his brother Ed.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; one son, Douglas Prince of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Julie Steiner and husband Martin of Chesterton IN. One grandson, Evan Steiner and fiancˇ Kristy Virgo, of Chesterton, IN. Two brothers, George and his wife Linda and Jerry and his wife Carol. Three sisters, Evelyn, Alice, and Diane and her husband Burl.

Ralph was an avid hunter and fisherman, Ralph was a great story teller. His tales will be missed.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN.

A graveside service will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Chesterton Cemetery.

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Posted 4/10/2015




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