Ralph L. Bieker
Published on -7/24/2010, 4:09 PM
Ralph L. Bieker, 82, Ellis, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Hays Medical Center.
He was born May 22, 1928, in Ellis to William and Rosina (Denning) Bieker.
He married Pat (Keagy) on Sept. 5, 1953, in Ellis. He retired from the city of Ellis after 30 years of service. After retiring from the city, he worked at Spruce Villa Apartments for 15 years doing outside maintenance. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea and Japan.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, AARP and was a lifetime member of Ellis Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Mark Bieker and wife, Theresa, Walton, Ky., and Mike Bieker and friend, Roseann Lindsey, Wichita; two daughters, Linda Kay Feldt and husband, Bob, Augusta, and Becky Luck and husband, Dennis, Manhattan; a sister, Jean Dechant, Hays; five granddaughters, Jennifer Sullivan and husband, Brian, Wichita, Erika Feldt, Augusta, Heather and Holly Luck, Manhattan, and Katie Bieker, Walton; and three great-grandsons, Ethan Montano, Augusta, Aeden Bieker, Walton, and Jayden Luck, Manhattan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in St. Mary Cemetery, with military honors by Fort Riley
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.