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Ralph Raymond Nordyke

November 4, 1936 April 12, 2019
Ralph Raymond Nordyke
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Obituary for Ralph Raymond Nordyke

Funeral services for Ralph Raymond Nordyke, 82, Clearfield, UT, are 11:00am, Saturday, April 20, 2019, with a viewing at 9:30am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1103 24th Ave. NW, Aberdeen, SD. Burial at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Aberdeen. Ralph died Friday, April 12, at home in Clearfiled, UT.

Visitation is 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street, Aberdeen.

In lieu of flowers, Ralph asked that you please consider donating to the March of Dimes or your favorite charity.

Ralph Raymond Nordyke, 1936-2019, has returned home to his Father in Heaven. Ralph was born to LeRoy Nordyke and Sally Agnes Wells in Missouri, and he grew up in California. He honorably served in the Unites States Air Force for four years during the end of the Korean Conflict. Ralph married Carolee Coonley in 1963 in Los Angeles, California. In 1974, a year after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they moved to South Dakota with their three children, where he remained until 2013. Ralph enjoyed working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a Civil Engineer Technician, building roads and bridges on reservations of the Dakotas and Nebraska. He retired in 2005. Ralph and Carol were foster parents to numerous children, four of whom were lifelong. Ralph made no distinction between children and considered all whom he raised as his own. He loved his family and found great meaning in serving his church. Ralph was well known for his laugh and for his good nature and will be missed by so many.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. He is survived by his children Robynne (Daniel) Christiansen of TN, Scott (Marlene) Nordyke of UT, Kimberly (Wendy) Mack of UT, Meredith (Drew) Habib of UT, Genie Farrell of WA, Kermit Swan of UT, and Mary Ann (Curtis) Smith of TX. Ralph had 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Roy Nordyke of MO and his sister Regine Paletta of CA as well as nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

19

Apr

6:00 PM 4/19/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/19/2019 8:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

20

Apr

9:30 AM 4/20/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1103 24th Ave. NW
Aberdeen , SD 57401

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1103 24th Ave. NW Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

20

Apr

11:00 AM 4/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1103 24th Ave. NW
Aberdeen , SD 57401

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1103 24th Ave. NW Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery Final Resting Place

1706 West Melgaard Rd
Aberdeen, SD 57401

1706 West Melgaard Rd Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States
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