Ralph Hollingshead, 81

Ralph Edwin Hollingshead, 81 years, of West Unity passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Born August 31, 1932 in Archbold, Ohio to Alta (Durham) and E.P. Hollingshead.  He graduated from West Unity High School in 1950.  Ralph married Ann Altman on August 22, 1954.  He attended The Ohio State University and served four years in the United States Air Force.  He owned and operated Ralph’s TV and Appliance in West Unity.  Ralph retired in 1996 from ITT Automotive in Archbold.

Surviving is his wife Ann of West Unity; one son, Scott Edwin Hollingshead of Buchanan, Michigan; one daughter, Sasha (Paul) Leu of West Unity; four grandchildren, Ryan Edwin Hollingshead, Samantha Ann Leu, Stephen Leu and McKinzie Leu as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Donald, Pat and Bill Hollingshead; four sisters, Geraldine Funkhauser, Marian Spiess, Bernadine Weber and Bette Manner; his daughter-in-law, Diane Hollingshead.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Olive Branch Christian Union Church, 21431 County Road S, Fayette, Ohio 43521 where memorial services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Joseph Redmond officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio (419-924-9200).

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Williams County Department of Aging, West Unity Center, 509 North Main Street, P.O. Box 241, West Unity, Ohio 43570 or to Dream Haven, 233 East Morrison Street, Edgerton, Ohio 43517.

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