|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1920|
Newport (Johnson County)
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2006|
Ralph C. Fuhrmeister, 86, of 2702 Wayne Avenue in Iowa City, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.
Services are pending with Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City.
Services:Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City with Reverend Nancy F. English officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City.
Visitation:Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, The Iowa City Animal Shelter or The Mid-Continent Railway Museum (www.midcontinent.org) in North Freedom, Wisconsin.
Ralph was born January 28, 1920 in Newport Township in Johnson County, the son of Arthur & Etta (Hackbart) Fuhrmeister. Growing up in Iowa City, Ralph graduated from Iowa City High School (as Ralph quoted, "in the front door and out the back door!") He married Dorothy Breese May 9, 1943. Dorothy died in October of 1969. On November 4, 1974, Ralph married Daphne Yansky.
Ralph worked for Home Town Dairies for 32 years as lead mechanic and shop manager, retiring in 1983. He served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theaters. He was a member of Solon American Legion Post 460 and a life member of Iowa City Moose Lodge #1096.
Survivors include his wife Daphne;
sons, Dan (Deb) Fuhrmeister, Gary (Monica) Fuhrmeister and Steve (Marlene) Fuhrmeister, all of Iowa City;
step-sons, David Yansky of Iowa City, Doug Yansky (Yvette) of Iowa City, Dustin Yansky (Laurie) of San Antonio, Texas;step-daughters, Yvonne Yansky (Richard) Kurtz of Minneapolis,Becky Yansky (Carl) Huard of Danbury, New Hampshire;19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews;sister, Mildred Knoke of Iowa City;special family friend, Lisa Mott of Iowa City and his onery cat, Buddy.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Dorothy.
Ralph was well known and loved in Iowa City. He was a big man with a loud booming voice and a wicked sense of humor.
Arthur C. Fuhrmeister (1892 - 1975)
Etta D. Fuhrmeister (1892 - 1991)
Daphne Joann England Fuhrmeister (1931 - 2014)
Dorothy H Breese Fuhrmeister (1920 - 1969)*
Phil "Buddy" Fuhrmeister (____ - 2010)*
Memory Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Donna Bogs
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14948130