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Information for Ralph Louis Minium
28 October, 1919 28 July, 1996
The Idaho Press-Tribune
31 July, 1996

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Ralph Minium

    Ralph L. Minium, 76, of Parma, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at the Pioneer Nursing Center in Vale, Oregon.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 1, 1996, at 10 a.m. at the Parma Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Nyssa's Lienkaemper Chapel.
    Ralph was born October 28, 1919, in Alma, Nebraska.  He served in the Army for several years.  After retiring from the Army he married Grace Ball on March 21, 1952.  They settled in Oakridge, Oregon, where he was employed in the wood products division of WCIW until 1987 when he moved to Nyssa, OR.
    He is survived by his former wife, Grace of Oakridge, OR.; stepchildren, Jay Ball of Kuna, Doris Tyree of Weiser, Freda Hewitt of Eugene, OR, Vonnie Frary of Oakridge and various stepgrandchildren; 4 brothers, Votis, of Kuna, Ray, of Mackey, ID, Raymond, of Parma, and John of Oklahoma; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Dennis of Parma and Julia Hartman of Wilwaukee, WI; and various nieces and nephews,
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Rose Minium; a stepson, Dean Ball; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.

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