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Ralph D. Ziebarth Sr.

CROSBY — Ralph D. Ziebarth Sr., 93, of Crosby died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church in Crosslake. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services. Graveside services and interment will be held at the Crystal Lake Cemetery (Penn and Dowling Ave. N – Minneapolis) on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.

On Jan. 13, 1919, Ralph was born in Minneapolis, the son of Emil and Pearl (Denzer) Ziebarth. He served his country in WWII as a U.S. Marine. Following his honorable discharge, Ralph worked as a Whole Produce Foreman before becoming owner and operator of Capital Fruit and Produce in St. Paul. He retired in 1977, and moved to the Crosslake area where he had been summering since the early 1940s. A member of the Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church, Ralph also enjoyed the outdoors – hunting and pursuing his true love: fishing.

Ralph will be missed by his children, Ralph D. (Janet) Ziebarth, Jr., Susan C. (Gary) Phillips, Dan A. (Janie) Ziebarth, and Douglas L. (Kathy) Ziebarth; grandchildren, Cindy, Denise, Christine, Jeremy, Chrisy, Clinton, and CalleyMarie; nine great-grandchildren; and loving friend, Marjorie Reinking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Pearson); mother, Pearl; father and Emil; sisters, Georgia Eggert and Virginia Hoff; and grandson, Michael Ziebarth.

Brenny Funeral Chapel