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Ralph Louis Nessler Jr.  



Ralph Louis Nessler, JrBIRTH 15 Jun 1920 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana DEATH 31 Mar 2010 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana BURIAL Crown Hill CemeteryIndianapolis, Marion County, Indiana PLOT Sec: 39, Lot: 24

    Ralph Louis Nessler, Jr. 89, passed away March 31, 2010.

    He was a beloved father, grandfather and friend.

    Born June 15, 1920, he was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis.

    His parents, Ralph L. and Gladys (Young) Nessler, Sr. preceded him in death as did his loving wife of 35 years, Maureen Barron Nessler.

    Ralph is survived by his two daughters, Gina Nessler Bremner and son-in-law, James D. Bremner, Lindsey Nessler Flaherty and son-in-law David Flaherty; grandchildren, Matthew Bremner and wife Carley, Joshua Bremner, Michael Flaherty and Robert Flaherty, and brother-in-law Ian Barron of Winnipeg, Canada.

    Ralph attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and Arsenal Technical High School class of 1938. He graduated from Purdue University in 1942 and with 49 other Mechanical Engineers joined the Naval Reserve. He served in Washington D.C. and Ford Island, Hawaii. Ralph was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and was his father before him. Both were loyal and faithful supporters of Purdue Football. Ralph attended his first football game at the age of 6 and continued attending through his 80's.

    Ralph met his wife, Maureen, on a fishing trop in Montreal, Canada in 1953. After inviting her down for Purdue's homecoming game that fall, he asked her to marry him. They were married January 2, 1954.

    Ralph owned and operated DeHaven Engineering from 1964 until he sold it in 1990 and was a member of Indiana Professional Engineers.

    Ralph spent the last 32 years wintering in Naples, Florida where he enjoyed his retirement with many good friends, young and old.






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