VeteranEugene Ragle

Eugene RagleEugene B. Ragle, 86, of Astoria died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home.

He was born March 21, 1919, in Murphysboro, a son of John B. and Ruby Blankenship Ragle. He married Margaret Marshall in Murphysboro. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Randy (and Janice) of Astoria; two daughters, Vicky (and Mark) Leinweber of Mason City and Nancy (and Brad) Stortzum of Crystal Lake; one brother, Carl (and Mae) of Tamms; one sister, Virginia (and Russ) Grantham of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving as sergeant in Company H of the 160 Infantry. He received three Bronze Battle Stars and a Good Conduct Medal.

He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 30 years and was a member of UAW Local 974.

Services were held Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor David Meyer officiating. Burial was in Summum Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Last Trumpet Ministries, Box 806, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/21/2005

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