Obit: Philpott, Ralph (1887 - 1949)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Philpott, Litka


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 21 Apr 1949)


Philpott, Ralph (22 AUG 1887 - 11 APR 1949)


Ralph L. Philpott, 61, of Loyal died  at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Apr. 11, at St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield. He had been in poor health the past 7 ½ years because of a heart ailment and had been hospitalized since Apr. 4.


Funeral services were held at 2 p/m. last Wednesday in the Loyal Methodist church, the Rev. Lee Holmes officiating and interment was in the Loyal cemetery. Mrs. Calvin Prior and Mrs. Ray Prior sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Under His Wing," accompanied by Miss Donna Gotter.


Mr. Philpott was born in Loyal on Aug. 22, 1887, attended the Loyal public schools, and was married on Dec. 18, 1907, to Etta Litka at her home in the town of Loyal.


After their marriage the Philpotts went to a farm at Tomahawk for 4 ½ years and then spent the next 29 years on a farm a mile east of the Loyal village limits. Seven years ago they came to the village (now city) of Loyal.


Surviving besides his wife, are a brother, Lacey Philpott of Draper, and a sister, Mrs. William (Alpha) Herrn, in the state of California. Another sister, Grace, died in childhood.


Out of town people who were here for the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Lacey Philpott of Draper, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dittman and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lydicksen of Riplinger, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pipkorn of Unity, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stowe and son, Howard, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Scheel of the town of Beaver, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hilt and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer of Marshfield.


The Tribune extends to the bereaved its sympathy in the loss of a beloved relative.



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