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Ralph Edwin Wilhelms

Mar 19, 2008

Ralph Edwin Wilhelms, 77, of Castroville, TX, passed away March 17, 2008 in Castroville. Ralph was born Oct. 19, 1930 in Mitchell, SD to the late Fred and Vera Esterly Wilhelms. Ralph was in the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. His life’s work and his passion was restoring antique cars and tractors.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arlen Doyle and sisters, Dolores Grandsbury and Avis Hagedorn.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Donna Anderson Wilhelms of Castroville, TX; children and their spouses, Justin and Donna Wilhelms of Rio Medina, TX, Madaline and Seth Sherrill of Castroville, TX, Ward and Judy Wilhelms of Craig, CO and Fred and Carol Wilhelms of Rio Medina, TX; nine grandchildren, Wyatt Wilhelms, Nolan Sherrill, Travis Sherrill, Cyler Wilhelms, Tori Wilhelms, Brody Wilhelms, Chris Barinka, Zachary Wilhelms and Preston Wilhelms; sisters, Marian Edwards of Moore, MT, Mabel Boe of Estherville, IA and Alice Barfoot of Riverside, CA; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Doyle of Phoenix, AZ.

Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Mar. 20, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville, TX. Memorials may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Shooting Star Museum, 5445 CR 5710, Devine, TX 78016.