In Memory

Ralph Wise - Class Of 1944

Death: Sep. 1, 2008

Ralph D. Wise, 82, of 7205 E. 400 N., Lafayette, the community of Buck Creek, died unexpectedly at 6:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.

He was born July 19, 1926, in Carroll County, to the late Carl and Ruth Harter Wise. He was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School.

On Dec. 11, 1948, he married Carmen J. Allbaugh on her parents' farm in Carroll County. She survives.

Mr. Wise farmed all of his life in Tippecanoe and Carroll counties.

He was a member of the North Fork Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Pyrmont. He enjoyed wintering in Florida and fishing.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Norma Huffman (husband: Levi) of Lafayette; and a sister, Helen Shively (husband: Robert "Bobby") of Delphi.

Friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Services 10 a.m. Friday at the North Fork Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Pyrmont, home brethren officiating. Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Michelle Wise of Lafayette; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel; an adult son, Donald; a brother, Robert; and his stepmother, Emily Wise.

Maple Lawn Cemetery