Ralph B. Saunders Jr. 78 of Monroe, passed away Friday August 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 28, 1942 in Portland, Indiana to the late Ralph and Mable (Houtz) Saunders. On December 29, 1962 he married Donna Lou Dawson.
Ralph retired in 2003 after 41 years of service from International Harvester.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Donna Lou Saunders of Monroe, and four children Dean (Norleka) Saunders of Ossian, IN., Jennifer (Bryan) Hess of Willshire, OH., Greg (Nancy) Saunders of Fort Wayne, IN., and Chad (fiance Anna Wemhoff) Saunders of Monroe, IN., nine grandchildren Clint, Taylor, Mason, Trevor, Maria, Dakota, Lexy, Scotlynn, Colin, and two great grandchildren Sebastian and Paiselea. Ralph was preceded in death by 5 sisters.
Visitation will be on Tuesday August 18, 2020 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Haggard Sefton Hirschy and Zelt Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Services will be on Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 11:00am also at the Funeral Home. The family has requested casual attire for the visitation and funeral. Burial will take place at Ray Cemetery in Monroe, IN., with Chaplain Michael Sprunger officiating.
Memorials may be given through the funeral home to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
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