1931-2013

Ralph Peter Gehlsen, 81, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, and burial with military honors by American Legion Alfred Rossman Post 196 will be at Hayes Township Cemetery at Westside. Pastor Richard Francis of United Church of Westside will preside at the services.

Casket bearers will be Troy Gehlsen, Richard Stoffers, Michael Hagge, Scott Stoelk, John Willison, Don Oeser and Kevin Ricke. Honorary casket bearers will be Wesley Stoelk, Richard Ricke, Edmund Erps, John Oeser, Duane Vetter, Gene Thiedeman and Gerald Thiedeman.

Music will be "Bachelor Farmer" and "The Evening Train," with Brian Joens vocals and guitar and Connie Siepker organist.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning and will resume at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.



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