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Ralph Lloyd Armstrong
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1922
Death: Mar. 25, 2013

Ralph Loyd Armstrong, age 91 passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 in Virginia. He was born January 25, 1922 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Lloyd and Louise (Ryan) Armstrong. Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during WWII. He was a member of the 40 et 8 club, DAV, and very active member of American Legion Post #41 of Norwalk, holding many different offices over the years including Unit Commander and District Commander.

He was a state certified welder for several companies including Mansfield Structural Company, Central Soya of Bellevue, and was an accomplished heavy equipment operator for Roy Derwacter Inc. of Mansfield, Baltis Inc. of Norwalk and Chapin and Chapin Construction of Norwalk. He had an amazing work ethic, often working 18 hour days under the lights.

Ralph was a member of the Mansfield Wood Carvers, indulging in his favorite hobby of carving, which was passed down to him by his father and grandfather. He also enjoyed bowling as a member of the American Legion Bowlers.

Ralph was a loving father, grandfather and husband, always sharing his funny stories with anyone who would listen. He loved to take long rides exploring-saying if you have a full tank of gas and something to drink, you'll find new things to see and always come out somewhere that will get you back home. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing and exploring the woods with his dog, Skip, for hours. He enjoyed gardening, being especially proud of his tomatoes and hot peppers. He will be forever remembered for his sense of humor and being a prankster at heart.
He is survived by four children, Phyllis (Robert) Smith of Norwalk, OH, Tammy (David) Huffman of Coeburn, VA, Scott (Adrian Pritchard) Armstrong of St. Petersburg, FL and Mark Armstrong of Lake Erie Islands; five grandchildren, Beth (John) McFadden, John (Leann) Huffman, Jennifer (Rodney) Carter, Michael (Jamie) Pritchard and Regan (Jonathan) Poole; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Washington) Nickelson; second wife of 53 years, Hazel (Smith) Armstrong; son, Raymond Armstrong; and brothers, Richard, Norman and David Armstrong.

A funeral service will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. Celebrant Mark Dettmer will conduct the service. Friends and family may visit beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery at a later date with military honors presented by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. 
Family links: 
  Loyd Armstrong (1891 - 1973)
  Louise Blanche Ryan Armstrong (1900 - 1976)
  Hazel J. Smith Armstrong (1927 - 1998)
  Raymond L Armstrong (____ - 1942)*
  Richard Roy Armstrong (____ - 1998)*
  Ralph Lloyd Armstrong (1922 - 2013)
  Billie George Armstrong (1927 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Mansfield Cemetery
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Peggy
Record added: Mar 27, 2013
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Ralph Lloyd Armstrong
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- Judy Farst
 Added: Mar. 28, 2013
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- Peggy
 Added: Mar. 27, 2013

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