Ralph C. Lininger, 86, passed away under Hospice Loving Care at his home on August 21, 2021.
Born September 11, 1934, to the late Helen Dickey Lininger and Carroll Page Lininger in Champaign County, Ohio.
Survivors include wife, Becky Chave Lininger and sons Steven Lininger and Richard (Sheri) Lininger and daughters Sheryl (Tim) Wilson, Roberta (Joey) Hawkins, Rhonda McIntyre, and Regina (Brian) Harrington, and step children Aimee (Rich) Cardot, Jeff (Allison Manon) Chave, Andee (Greg) Huff, and Ted (Kim) Chave. Also survived by twelve grandsons and fifteen granddaughters and nine great grandchildren. Siblings include sisters, Louise Kitchen, Carol (John) Davis, Martha (Jim) Frazier, and Dorothy (Bill) Hanefeld.
He was preceded in death by brothers Max Earl, Wayne, and Amos Lininger. Brother Cleon Lininger passed the same day August 21, 2021. Also preceded in death was grandson, Russell Lininger.
Ralph is a graduate of Woodstock High School class of 1952 and completed courses through Wittenberg University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio University, and Ohio State University. Retired 25 years military: 8 years Army and 17 years Air Force. He served in the first Gulf War 1990-1991. He was proud to have served as a Green Beret. He was a squadron commander of Civil Air Patrol unit in Columbus.
Ralph was a resident of Madison County since 1972. Operated a dairy farm in Springfield, Ohio, for 13 years. Worked with John Deere Dealership for 27 years.
Ralph was the pastor of the South Solon United Methodist Church. He participated in the Horizon Prison ministry program at London Correctional.
He had been active with the Master Gardener’s, Madison County Farmer’s Market, Ministry for Community, Madison County Food Pantry, MCF, and Madison County Herb Society.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2pm in THE EBERLE FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London. With Pastor Rich Cardot officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 12 PM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to South Solon United Methodist Church: P.O. Box 188, South Solon, OH 43153.
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