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Ralph William Federspiel Sr.

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Ralph William Federspiel Sr.

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death
26 Nov 2008 (aged 82)
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial
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Æ 82.

Ralph was surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

To say Ralph was a loving husband and father only begins to describe the devotion he had to his family. According to his wife of 60 years, Martha, and his eight children, he was the winner of "World's Best Dad" for 59 years in a row, and voted "World's Best Grampy" by his 17 grandchildren.

From his childhood days growing up on the shores of Clear Lake, Ind., with his eight siblings, Ralph loved beautiful clear lakes.

During his 26 years with Royal Typewriters while climbing the corporate ladder and moving his family from state to state (Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Connecticut and Massachusetts), Ralph always sought out the clearest lakes in the territory. He was an avid sailor and lake photographer.

He ultimately bought a summer cottage on Pitchwood Island on Lake Winnipesaukee where he reveled in entertaining his grandchildren in the clear water that was a dear part of him.

After his career with Royal, Ralph moved the clan to the Lakes Region where he bought Maxfield's True Value Hardware Store in Pittsfield, which he ran for 10 years before he sold the store to his son, Ralph Junior. Ralph, not one to retire, then sold boats at Irwin Marine for 15 years.

During Ralph's 36 years in the area, he was always a devout member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Martha Ann (Bosler) Federspiel; and eight of his children and their spouses, Suzanne Federspiel and Clint Richmond of Boston, Louise and Dr. Peter Harris of Derby Line, Vt., Jerry and Marcia Federspiel of Richmond, Va., Marian Federspiel and Marshall Hickok of Meredith, Ralph and Doris Federspiel of Gilford, Greg and Susan Federspiel of Lenox, Mass., Clare and Jack Hounsell of Naperville, Ill., and Nancy Federspiel and Sam Peirce of Bolton, Mass. Ralph is also survived by his 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Dorothy Bosler; and two brothers, Robert and Jerry.

[Info from the Suncook Valley Sun.]
Æ 82.

Ralph was surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

To say Ralph was a loving husband and father only begins to describe the devotion he had to his family. According to his wife of 60 years, Martha, and his eight children, he was the winner of "World's Best Dad" for 59 years in a row, and voted "World's Best Grampy" by his 17 grandchildren.

From his childhood days growing up on the shores of Clear Lake, Ind., with his eight siblings, Ralph loved beautiful clear lakes.

During his 26 years with Royal Typewriters while climbing the corporate ladder and moving his family from state to state (Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Connecticut and Massachusetts), Ralph always sought out the clearest lakes in the territory. He was an avid sailor and lake photographer.

He ultimately bought a summer cottage on Pitchwood Island on Lake Winnipesaukee where he reveled in entertaining his grandchildren in the clear water that was a dear part of him.

After his career with Royal, Ralph moved the clan to the Lakes Region where he bought Maxfield's True Value Hardware Store in Pittsfield, which he ran for 10 years before he sold the store to his son, Ralph Junior. Ralph, not one to retire, then sold boats at Irwin Marine for 15 years.

During Ralph's 36 years in the area, he was always a devout member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Martha Ann (Bosler) Federspiel; and eight of his children and their spouses, Suzanne Federspiel and Clint Richmond of Boston, Louise and Dr. Peter Harris of Derby Line, Vt., Jerry and Marcia Federspiel of Richmond, Va., Marian Federspiel and Marshall Hickok of Meredith, Ralph and Doris Federspiel of Gilford, Greg and Susan Federspiel of Lenox, Mass., Clare and Jack Hounsell of Naperville, Ill., and Nancy Federspiel and Sam Peirce of Bolton, Mass. Ralph is also survived by his 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Dorothy Bosler; and two brothers, Robert and Jerry.

[Info from the Suncook Valley Sun.]


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