WOOSTER – Donald Q RALSTON, Sr. 78, of Wooster, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at his home.
He was born August 24, 1935 in Holmes Co., the son of Roy and Hattie Low Ralston. He married Ivalee Keathling in 1978. She survives.
He had been an auto mechanic and a truck driver. Donald loved building car models and working on cars. He served his country with US Army during the Korean War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Donald Jr. (Joyce) Ralston of Shiloh, IL, Shirley (Roger) Smith of Wooster, Nancy (Orlando) Rodriguez and Janet (Gary) Smith all of Wooster; step-daughter’s, Donna (Dave) Rainey of Wooster and Christine (Kennis) Halls of Grethel, KY, grandchildren, Megan Hicks, Brandon Ralston, Emily Rodriguez, Bryan Ralston, Lauren Ralston, Allyson Smith, Caitlyn Smith, Justin Smith and Jennifer Phillips and 11 great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Alicia DeCastro Ralston in 1972, an infant daughter, Susie Ralston, brothers, Delbert and Bud Ralston and a sister, Joan Lutz.
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be made to the LifeCare Hospice Inc., 2525 Back Orrville Rd. Wooster, OH 44691 or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or The American Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406
Private family services will be held
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