Ralph William Quick, 85, of Slater, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Cliff Cato officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the Darryck R. Kruger Memorial Fund. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 27, 1926, in St. Charles, he was the son of the late William F. Quick and Bessie Holland Quick Bockstetter. In 1950, he married Irene Freeman. On Feb. 2, 1968, he married Roberta Sinnett Scharnhorst who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1998. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. He was a Purple Heart recipient and earned one European African Middle East Theater ribbon with two bronze stars, a combat infantry badge and a good conduct medal. He had worked at the water treatment plant in Malta Bend, International Shoe Factory and Ridge Park Cemetery. He was a member of the Church of God in Slater.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam Kruger and her husband, Darryl, of Slater, and Joey Yallaly and her husband, Richard, of Richmond; two stepdaughters, Dixie Simonin and her husband, Tom, of Blue Springs,and Debbie Allison and her husband, David, of Marshall; seven grandchildren, Scott Bockstetter, Robin Christy, Brad Kruger, Rebecca Davis, Amanda Lewis, Adam Kruger and Ashley Yallaly; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Key of Sedalia; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife ,Roberta, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Darryck R. Kruger, and one brother, Raymond Quick.
Additional information provided per family recompense.