Ralph Neil Dilk



Ralph dilk

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, from 1:30-4:30 pm, at American Legion Post 88 at 1446 Olive St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ralph’s life. Ralph will be cremated and at a later date his ashes will be interred at the family plot in Marble Corner Cemetery, Versailles, Indiana.

Ralph Neil Dilk died peacefully in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 13, 2017, at the age of 80.

Ralph is survived by his sisters, Ruthe Bowen and Mary Ellen Floerke; his daughter, Denise Samaniego; his son, Daniel Carel; grandchildren, Alonna Koch, Joseph Samaniego, Lacey Carel, and Jenna Carel; six great grandchildren, and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his siblings Dorothy Schraub and David Dilk, as well as his parents.

 

Ralph was born on December 28, 1936 in Dupont, Indiana, to Leona Wingham and Ralph Emerson Dilk. He graduated from Versailles High School in 1954. Ralph proudly served in the US Army, 24th infantry division, as a Korean War veteran.  He spent over 30 years working for Greyhound Lines, Inc. Ralph enjoyed playing cards, especially poker, and reading books about US history and presidents. He will be remembered as generous, kind, and smart.

 

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, from 1:30-4:30 pm, at American Legion Post 88 at 1446 Olive St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ralph’s life. Ralph will be cremated and at a later date his ashes will be interred at the family plot in Marble Corner Cemetery, Versailles, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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  • I will miss you deeply, Uncle Neil. May you now rest in peace. It’s hard to say goodbye but I know you are no longer in pain. Love you!

    -Tricia Brown
  • I love you grandpa! Take care of Linsey and Robert up there in heaven!

    -Jenna carel
  • I will miss you .I will always for calling me Win e gal

    -linda martin

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