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Ralph Edward Widman Sr.

April 19, 1959 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 61)


Ralph Edward Widman was born April 19, 1959 to Edward and Elizabeth (Bishop) Widman in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He married Katie Yeager on March 4, 1988 in Des Moines.

Ralph and Katie lived in Indianola and then moved to Pleasantville in 2015.  Ralph worked as a truck driver and enjoyed being a part of the 515 Celebration Crew—a charity motorcycle group that raised money for those in need and conducted drive-bys for children’s birthday parties or other events.

Ralph loved his children, his grandchildren and his motorcycle.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Katie, his seven children Rebecca (Mark) Swearingen, Council Bluffs; Samantha Osborn, Des Moines; Ralph Jr. (Susan), Council Bluffs; Frances (Cathy) Kelley, Pleasantville; Ashley (Kashaun) Pira, California; Betty (Josh) Waters, Des Moines, and  Dale (Courtney), Indianola; one brother, Ric (Joanne) Holt, Council Bluffs; several grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Ralph died on Sunday, September 13 at the Knoxville Hospital with his family by his side.  No services are planned at this time.

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