Ralph D. Stone - HS-Obit

Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Logansport, Indiana

Ralph "Sonnie" D. Stone

Oct. 2, 1941 - June 15, 2012

     Ralph “Sonnie” D. Stone, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012.

     He was born in Adamsboro Oct. 2, 1941, to Bill and Myrtle Stone.

     He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the races, Hot Rods, Chevys, collecting and shooting guns.  He retired from the power plant at AM General, South Bend in 1997.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Due to a second brain surgery at the Logansport Memorial Hospital in 1977, he was not expected to survive.  By the grace of God, Ralph chose to be baptized and accepted into the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Bernard Mullahy.  He continued in his walk of faith and attended New Covenant Fellowship in Elkhart.

     He is survived by Lisa K. Stone, Monica Morgan, Kodey Morgan and Kaiden Jace Morgan, Jack and Kimber Stone, Jennifer and Dave and Kayla Stace, and his ex-wife Marcia Wolfe.

     He is preceded death by Myrtle Butler, Johnny Butler, Billy Stone, Jean, Wayne and Gary Strode.

     A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, and with one hour of calling prior to the memorial service. I mmediately following, a celebration of his life will be at the home of Jack and Kimber Stone.  Directions will be provided. Memorial donations can be given to the National Federation of the Blind. (6-25-2012)

          Information from Pharos Tribune Newspaper