He was born September 9, 1927 in Glasford, IL to George and Alma (Slone) Deppermann. Ralph married Marian Heitzman on April 4, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 21, 2006.
Surviving are three children, Gary (Susana) Deppermann of Lemont, Janet (Tom) McGhee of Peoria, and Carolyn (James) Williams of Peoria; seven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Wanda Schuman of Buffalo Grove.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Don, Roy, and Dale.
Ralph farmed and worked as a biller for the Peoria Union Stockyard for 20 plus years.
He was a member of White Chapel United Methodist Church in Glasford.
Ralph was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
Services will be Thursday, April 24th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Mark Traeger will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will be in Lancaster Cemetery, Glasford.
Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Department.
To view Ralph’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences, please go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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