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Ralph P. Voogd

Ralph P. Voogd

PARKERSBURG — Ralph Paul Voogd, 75, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Grand Jivante.

He was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Aplington, son of Paul and Pauline Schroeder Voogd. He married Carol Ann Tjepkes on Dec. 5, 1965, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg.

Ralph graduated from Aplington High School in 1960. He was a printer all his life. He worked for his dad while in high school publishing the Aplington News. After graduationg he worked at several printing jobs that included the Des Moines Register, Albuquerque Journal and the University of New Mexico. After returning to Iowa in 1975, Ralph worked for Control-O-Fax until retiring from printing.

Survived by: his wife; a son, Erik (Paula) of Midland, Mich.; a grandson, Greydon; a brother, Jon (Christine) Voogd of Aplington; three sisters, Valerie (Dick) Bultman of Wayland, Mich., Suzanne Weger of Cedar Rapids and Barbara Scotton of Whiting; three nephews and two nieces; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother-in-law, Ron Weger; a nephew, Charles Bultman; a sister-in-law, Nancy Voogd; and a stepnephew, John Voogd.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Aplington Baptist Church. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.

Memorial fund: has been established for the family.

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Over the years Ralph had many hobbies, flying model airplanes, riding motorcycles, metal detecting and collecting barbed wire. In his most recent years he was a woodcarver and enjoyed riding his recumbent trike around town. He and his wife also enjoyed taking trips across the United States to visit their son and wife.

the life of: Ralph P. Voogd (1942-2018)
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