Ralph Elon Kugler

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Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler, 76, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at the  St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. with a visitation at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Waite Park, Minnesota.

Ralph will be laid to rest with his wife at the columbarium at the service.  

Ralph was born October 9, 1940 in Lidgerwood, ND to Harry and Ruth Kugler. He later moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, until attending and graduating from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Ralph taught 5th grade students in Benson for 30 years.  In 1988, he re-connected with his college sweetheart, Sharon, married her and moved to Princeton.  He and Sharon retired to Waite Park where they resided until her death in 2009.  Ralph lived out his remaining years in Benson, the town he loved.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Kugler, parents Harry and Ruth Kugler, brother Ward Kugler and their beloved cat Simon.

Ralph is survived by his children David DeMars (Lori), Barbara Richardson (David) and Daniel DeMars; two grandchildren, Christian & Spencer DeMars.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


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