Ralph Van Buren, Jr. - December 05, 2012
Ralph Van Buren, Jr., 85 years, of Oakland, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his farm home 1 ½ miles south of Oakland.
Survivors include his wife, Etta of Oakland; nine children including four sons, Lloyd (Patty) of Utica, S.D., Kevin (Frankie) of New Port, Va., Rick (Elma) of Scribner, Larry of Fremont; five daughters, Kathryn Olson (Floyd Munson) of Talmage, Zenith Pawling of Hooper, Velda (Jerry) Godaire of Fremont, Tammy (Merlin) Osborn of Nebraska City, Anneeta Van Buren of Fremont; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard of Yutan, and Irvin (Millie) of Norfolk; sisters, Marvella (Bob) Jones of Apple Valley, Calif., Wilma (Franky) Buckles of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
A funeral services was Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Rev. Mark Eldal officiated. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors by Ryan VFW Post No. 5543, American Legion Post No. 46.
Memorials may be made to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.