Ralph F. Albright, 84, of Norwalk, died late Monday evening, May 21, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born May 16, 1923, in Willard and was a 1941 graduate of North Fairfield High School. He worked the family farm and was the owner and operator of Albright Equipment, Inc., a John Deere dealership until 1974. He then transitioned to an agricultural loan officer and was a vice president at National City Bank, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed golf and wintering at his home in North Fort Myers, Fla.
He was a member of Norwalk Alliance Church and was a 32 degree Mason and member of Mt. Vernon Lodge 64 F&AM in Norwalk. He was also active with The Gideon's International. He was an avid collector of John Deere miniature farm machinery. He was one of the original founders of the Heritage of Huron County and served as its president for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Faye L. Albright of Norwalk; daughters, Jeanne (Ken) Munns of Milan and Susan Green of Huron; son, Terry (Becky) Albright of Monroeville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; step-sons, David and Curtis Stoldt, both of Norwalk and Bradley Stoldt of North Fort Myers; three step grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clarice (Kurtz) Albright in 1980; brothers, Walter, Gerald and Allen Albright; grandson, Nathan Green; and a step-daughter, Barbara Kemming.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where Masonic services will be 6 p.m. and a funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Wayne Mushett will officiate. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 791, Norwalk, OH 44857; or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44857.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.