Ralph Shriver, 91, of Oakland, and lifelong Pottawattamie County resident, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Oakland Manor in Oakland, IA. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Pastor Terry McClain officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10th at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery in Carson, IA.
Memorial fund has been established.
Ralph Earl Shriver, son on Earl and Florence Shriver was born on June 20, 1927 in Yorkshire, IA. He graduated from Shelby High School in the Class of 1945. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army serving during World War II.
Ralph and Irene Frances Kirkpatrick were married on January 21, 1950 in Council Bluffs, IA. They made their home in the communities of Neola, Minden, and Macedonia, IA. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Jerry, Jackie, Larry, Robin, Paula, and Terry.
Ralph and Irene were married for 62 years when she passed away on October 11, 2011. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene; brothers, Harold Shriver and Elmer Shriver; sisters, Lou Miller and Shirley Hoover.
Ralph is survived by his children, Jerry Shriver of Avoca, IA, Jackie Schoening and her husband Mike of Hancock, IA, Larry Shriver and his wife Bev of Underwood, IA, Robin Trede of Avoca, IA, Paula Turner and husband Randy of Oakland, IA and Terry Shriver and Sara Haines of Carson, IA; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; sisters-in-laws, Vesta Kirkpatrick, Eloise Haight, and Jeannete Michaelson; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of special friends.
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So sorry for your loss.
Extending our heartfelt sympathy...we loved Aunt Irene & Uncle Ralph! We have such fond memories growing up as cousins & those loud Kirkpatrick Clan Christmas together! Keeping you & yours in our thoughts & prayers...the loss of a parent is always difficult.
Love, Linda, Ginny, Rita & Sandy & our families
Got to know Ralph when we both were in Assisted living. He was my next door neighbor and my dining table buddie. We all enjoyed giving him grief about being the only male with 11 females, great laughs we all had. After he got transferred to the Manor section I would visit about once a month and he would take my hand and thank me for visiting. Such a nice man.
So sorry for your loss. Memories are precious, so I hope they make you smile at this time of loss. Thinking of you. Teri Gordon
Condolences to your family. Ralph & Irene were great people. Many warm memories of Ralph working on my sons (Shad & Troy) car engines for them.....Ralph brought so many laughs to all of us & Irene was there with a cup of coffee and a visit. Sherry Granger
So sorry for your loss
My prayers are with you. May God help you in knowing you are not alone. Rest in peace Ralph. You have left an incredible legacy you can be proud of. God bless you all. Love, Becky Edington
Ralph, this picture of you says it all! You are forever etched in my memory with your bibs and cigar. He was a special guy with a bit of an ornery side. You will be missed. My condolences to the Ralph & Irene Shriver family.
Jeff & RoxAnn Nilan
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