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Obituary – Ralph H. Yannutz

December 20, 2019 | Community News

Ralph H. Yannutz

November 6, 1930 – December 11, 2019

Ralph H. Yannutz, 89, of Berthoud was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 6, 1930, to Laura and Lewis Yannutz. He passed away on Dec. 11, 2019.

Ralph Yannutz

Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army early in life and worked as a train engineer and later as a Signal Corps instructor. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired after 27 years of service. He then worked as an inspector with the Federal Railroad Administration. Ralph loved the railroad his entire life. While in high school he worked at the Railroad Museum in St. Louis, Mo. One of his favorite pastimes was working on his model train collection. He also loved teaching, music and travel.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Laura and Lewis Yannutz, and his sister, Laura Grunick.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna Yannutz, his six children – Dennis Yannutz, Mary Yannutz-Powell, David Yannutz, Linda Ludin, Daniel Yannutz and Laura Cozart, as well as 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

We, Ralph’s family, wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our community of friends for their kindness and support over the past years. Please allow us to extend an invitation to attend a funeral Mass to be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. Ralph will then be laid to his final rest at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association

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