Ralph J. Spayd, 91, Jasper

Ralph J. Spayd, age 91, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in The Timbers of Jasper, in Jasper, Indiana.

Ralph was born in Mariah Hill, Indiana, on August 3, 1929, to William and Theresa (Brenner) Spayd. He married Pearlena Rasche on August 31, 1957, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

He was a graduate of Dale High School. He then attended Ivy Tech College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering.

He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He was an electronic engineer, working for various companies throughout his lifetime.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He and his wife were very active in Holy Family Parish, and he was a member of the church choir there and in all previous churches that he and his wife attended.

He enjoyed reading, especially Westerns, and loved football. In his early days he played baseball for the Mariah Hill Reds. He and his wife also loved dancing.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Spayd, Jasper, IN, two boys, Stuart Spayd, Jasper, IN, Andrew (Megan) Spayd, Jasper, IN, one granddaughter, Jennifer (Justin) Lovett, two great grandchildren, Korie and Logan Lovett, two sisters, Sr. Mary Carmel and Sr. Mary Carmen of the Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, IN.

Preceding him in death are one sister, Geneva Weyer and one brother, Alfred Spayd.

A Private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana. Masks will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to the Sisters of St. Benedict.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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