Ralph Earl Price
March 25, 1927 - May 19, 2017
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RALPH PRICE
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ralph Earl Price, 90, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Premier Estates.

Private services will be held. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.


Ralph was born on March 25, 1927, in Muscatine, the son of Koehler U. and Nellie M. Dora Price. He married Beverly J. Blythe on December 19, 1948, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2004.

He was a US Navy veteran serving from April of 1945 until October of 1946.

He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors' degree in Economics. He worked at McColm's for 13 years until it closed on March 2, 1963. While at McColm's he managed the rug and drapery department for five years. He opened Price's Floor Covering and Draperies on March 4, 1963, and retired in 1989. He was a member of Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish; was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge; was a NASCAR race fan; and was a loyal Cubs fan.

Those left to honor his memory include one son, Michael D. Price and wife, Linda, of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Heather Robinson and husband, Bill, of Ames, Jamie Bennett and husband, Chris, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Robyn Oakes of Madison Heights, Michigan; and five great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Logan, and Lindsey Robinson and Charlie and Gus Bennett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one daughter, Susan Oakes, on March 23, 2009.
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Betty
May 23, 2017

So sorry to hear of this loss to an amazing family. He is at peace and with those who passed before him. My love and prayers to all!

Lynn & Bob McCleary
May 22, 2017

Our condolences to both of you. He is now at peace with your mother and sister.

Sherie Lemon
May 22, 2017

I always enjoyed reminiscing with Ralph. He had some great stories of family and Muscatine history. He was a great guy and will be missed by family and friends. My sympathy and condolences to Mike and family. ... more

May 22, 2017
I always enjoyed reminiscing with Ralph. He had some great stories of family and Muscatine history. He was a great guy and will be missed by family and friends. My sympathy and condolences to Mike and family. Rest in Peace, Ralph.

Sherie Lemon
tasha douthit
May 20, 2017

i know Ralph from the nursing home . he was a really great guy . he could make you laugh when you went into his room . he will be missed RIP Ralph

Nancy Thayer
May 19, 2017

Nothing but great memories of your Mom and Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and our family.

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