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Ralph E. Kalusche, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1928
Pike County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2008
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA


Ralph E. Kalusche, Sr., 79, of Wichita Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Hoa Nguyen officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

Mr. Kalusche was born Oct. 8, 1928, in McComb, Miss., to William John and Nina Whittington Kalusche. He graduated from McComb High School in 1947 and earned his bachelor of science in business administration from Mississippi Southern College in 1952, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, then in the Army Reserve until 1960. He served in the Civil Service as a master instructor for Avionic Electronics for 30 years, retiring in 1984. He married the love of his life, Patricia Hawkins, on May 19, 1956. They had four children. He was a Catholic and a member of American Legion Post 169.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Kalusche; parents, William and Nina Kalusche; two brothers, Louis Kalusche, Hilton Kalusche; and sister, Katherine Frizell.

Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Marguerite and Kevin Peck of Tempe, Ariz., Ralph Kalusche, Jr. of Wichita Falls, Nina and Everett Wilson of Roscoe and Mary and Sam Hancock of Canadian; 11 grandchildren; and two beloved nephews, Hilton Kalusche, Jr. and Mike Kalusche.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

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Family links: 
  William John Kalusche (1887 - 1965)
  Nina Rovella Whittington Kalusche (1891 - 1953)
  Patricia Hawkins Kalusche (1932 - 1995)
  Hilton E. Kalusche (1914 - 1997)*
  Louis Chester Kalusche (1916 - 2001)*
  Ralph E. Kalusche (1928 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Crestview Memorial Park
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA
Created by: Janie Healer Davis
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23997650
Ralph E. Kalusche, Sr
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
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