Ralph Quentin Holsapple (94) of Newton

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Published on May 6 2013 2:01 pm

Ralph Quentin Holsapple, 94, of Newton died at 12:05am Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM – Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce and Rev. David Eadie officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL with full military rites.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Thursday, May 9, 2013 and one half hour before the services at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton, IL.  Masonic rites will be held at 8:00 PM – Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Eagle’s Nest Teen Center.  Arrangements are under the care of Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

Ralph was born on September 1, 1918 in Greenup, IL the son of George C. and Dora E. (Ward) Holsapple.  He married Evelyn Welker on November 23, 1939 in Henderson, KY.  
Ralph served his country in the United States Army during WW II.  Ralph retired from the United States Postal Service after 20 years and was a farmer.  Ralph was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton; Newton Masonic Lodge #216 and the Jasper County Farm Bureau.  Ralph also served his community in other areas by serving on the Newton Grade School Board and as a 4-H leader in the Vanderhoof community.

Ralph is survived by: Wife of 73 years – Evelyn Holsapple of Newton, IL...Children –Gwendolyn K. (David) Eadie of Mt. Vernon, IL, Susan L. (Robert) Simmons of Newton, IL, Janet E. (Dennis) Hattermann of Valdosta, GA and George Charles “Chuck” (Shirley) Holsapple of Newton, IL...Son-in-Law – Clayton Brunner of Marion, IL...Grandchildren – Lynette (Greg) Denzer of Collierville, TN; Sarah (Josh) Rhea of Jacksonville, IL; Kindra (Matt) Eagin of Round Rock, TX; Emily (Mike) Lindgren of Bourbonnais, IL; Kelly (Caleb) Baker of Newton, IL; Devin (Amanda) Holsapple of Newton, IL; Brandon (Megan) Hattermann of Valdosta, GA; Kari Beth Holsapple of Newton, IL and Elizabeth Hattermann of Valdosta, GA...12 Great Grandchildren – Kaleb Rhea, Ben Rhea, Alex Denzer, Becca Denzer, Robbie Denzer, Sean Eagin, Patrick Eagin, Wesley Lindgren, Elise Lindgren, Rylie Baker, Dakota Baker, Chloe Holsapple.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Ann Brunner; 4 brothers Golden, Ivan, Kenneth and Hugh Holsapple and a sister Reva Holsapple.