Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ralph Fehring, 93, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor.

He was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Wheaton to the late John Emil and Junie Mae (Smith) Fehring. He was a dairy farmer and was a civilian test pilot during WWII.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Tichenor-Smart and Jewell McCracken.

Survivors include: wife, Joanne, of the home; three sons, Ralph Jr. and his wife, Terry, of Neosho; Stephen and his wife, Samantha, of Aurora; and David and his wife, Julia, of Neosho; 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.

Arrangements were handled by Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton.