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Name: Ralph H. Putman
Funeral Home: Askew-Houser Funeral Homes
Born: August 27, 1922
Died: December 25, 2016
Obituary: PUTMAN - Ralph H., 94, of Nicktown. Final roll call has sounded for a warrior from the greatest generation and one of the last Merrill's Marauders. Ralph was the only surviving member of ten children. He was the last man standing, winner winner chicken dinner! Ralph was one of two sets of twins. Growing up, He and his twin brother Raymond enjoyed playing pranks on teachers, girl friends and law enforcement. One of the few soldiers that fought in three consecutive wars: WW2, Korean and the Vietnam war. Ralph joined the Army in 1941 at which time he and six members of his family where active members in the military. After being wounded on New Georgia Island, Ralph volunteered for a secret mission that landed him in the elite group known as the Merrill's Marauders. He met the love of his life "Grace" and they spent 65 years together. They had three perfect children and one exceptional one. They traveled where ever the Army sent them including Germany. Ralph retired in 1966 and moved his family to Pennsylvania where he started his civilian life. He enjoyed road trips with Grace, mowing, football, mowing, baseball, mowing, trips to Walmart, mowing, WWE, mowing and in his spare time he loved to mow. His legacy includes children Larry (Judy), Don (Geneva), Barbara (Dwight) Stephens, Robin (Dawn), 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, coffee buddies Ray and Nancy Marsh and his close friends and authors of his autobiography, Bruce (Valerie) Bolinger. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where a Celebration of Life of Ralph H. Putman will be held at 11 am. Friday. Interment, Pineland Cemetery, Strongstown. Military Rite by Nanty Glo, Vintondale and Twin Rocks Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph's memory may be made to Barb's Fight c/o Becky Stephens Hile @ 233 East Water Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Old soldiers never die; they just fade away -Douglas MacArthur.