Ralph E. Pardieck, 88, of Seymour, IN, passed away at Schneck Medical Center on Friday, April 7, 2017. Ralph was born July 12, 1928 in Seymour, the son of Walter H. and Leona M. Rittman Pardieck. He married Marian Ruth McNiece on August 23, 1953 in Brownstown.
Ralph was a successful, self-made business man all of his life, having worked alongside his father selling farm equipment for Pardieck Sales and Service. He and Ruth founded the Village Green Mobile Home Community and Ralph also established Pardieck Aviation, NPS Water Supply, Onyx Paving Co., Seymour Powersports & Equipment and Chateau De Pique Winery. He enjoyed his hobby of raising white-faced Hereford cattle and his travels all over the world, but especially loved his time spent with his grandchildren.
Ralph was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U. S. Army.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #89, an Honorary Life-Time member of the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association and the Manufactured Housing Institute of Washington, D.C.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Marian Ruth of 63 years; 2 sons, Gregory Dierk Pardieck and Ken Bradley (Rhonda) Pardieck; 3 grandchildren: Seth Brandon Pardieck, Marcie Celeste Pardieck and Zachary Dierk Pardieck; and a sister, Imogene Trimpe.
His parents, a brother, Harold Pardieck and sister, Charlotte Lucas preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church where Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, Rev. Philip Bloch and Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez will officiate. Visitation will be at church, on Tuesday, from 3 p.m. until time of service at 7p.m..
Mr. Pardieck’s burial will be held privately.
Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran High School.