Ralph Kinsley Cover, 84, of Kentucky Ave, Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Valley View Healthcare Center. He was born on March 23, 1929 in Fremont to Melvin and Geneva (Zilles) Cover.
Ralph retired from the Service in 1971, having served in the Army Special Forces. He served in Korea in 1951 and Vietnam from 1967-1969. He served twenty years in Europe and the Far East. Ralph was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (4th Award); National Defense Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster); Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase II, Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase III; TET Counteroffensive, Present Campaign.
After retirement he attended Terra Technical College for four years, receiving Degrees in Industrial Management and Retail Management. He was employed by Excel Wire & Cable in Tiffin, OH for ten years and then ten years with Saddleman’s in Fremont. Ralph was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, a Life member of VFW Post #2947 and a member of the Fremont Moose, American Legion, Eagles and Elks. He volunteered full time a number of years cooking at the VFW and Moose Lodge. Ralph refused any monetary compensation, preferring the money be used for the good of the organization.
Ralph was community oriented, cooking and serving the “Community Thanksgiving Dinner” for twenty years.
Ralph is survived by his son, Randall S. Cover; daughter, Robin Diana DeRevera; four grandchildren; sisters, Janeane (Tony) Cipiti, Port Clinton, OH, Susan (Russ) Leighey, Prospect, KY; his loving & faithful companion for many years, Evelyn Taylor; Evelyn’s daughter and son-in-law, Lindy and Rick Ray; his beloved dog, Buddy and two cats, Abby and Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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