Ralph H. Lucht 1930-2019

Ralph H. Lucht

Ralph H. Lucht, 88, of Ogema, died at the Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema with Pastor Paul Oppedahl officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Military honors will be conducted by the Southern Price County VFW Post No. 8941 and the Spirit American Legion Post No. 452.
Ralph was born in Mauston on Dec. 6, 1930, the son of Conrad and Ester Lucht. He was a 1948 graduate of the Wonewoc High School. He served his country in the United States Army in Germany from 1953 to 1955. He married to Darlene Olson on April 1, 1972. Ralph was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Kraemer Construction until the time of his retirement. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 139, the Spirit American Legion Post No. 452 and of the Southern Price County VFW Post No. 8491.  In his free time he enjoyed travel, watching NASCAR racing, reading both books and newspapers, was a fan of older TV shows, caring for his cats and his dog, Yankee and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Ralph is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (David) Schmitt of Hawkins and Gayle (Robert) Larson of Ogema; four grandchildren, Cory Schmitt, Steven (Zaheeda) Schmitt, Lisa (Antwan) Harris and Laura (Kyle) Lord; and by seven great-grandchildren, Maya, Annah, Haylynn, Lauryn, Evan, Leah and Emma.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene on May 6, 2010; an infant daughter, Kelly; two sisters, Agnes Hartjie and Rose Eden; and by one brother, Edward.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral

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