Ralph A. Boesche


Ralph A. Boesche, 67, of Columbus, died 5:53 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015, at his home.

Ralph was born in Columbus July 29, 1948, the son of Wilbur and Betty Griffin Boesche. He married Donna Vetter March 2, 1974.

A 1966 graduate of Columbus High School, he attended Indiana Business College, retired from Cummins Engine Company in 2010, and was currently employed at H&R Block as a senior tax preparer.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Boesche of Columbus; children, Jason (Laura) Boesche of Westfield, Indiana, and Jennifer (Rik) Trulock of Columbus, Indiana; grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Boesche of Columbus, who he raised as a daughter, and Alyssa Rene Bell of Columbus, Indiana; brother, Paul Boesche of Texas; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Gumbel of Noblesville and Pam (Karl) Friedline of Michigan; brothers-in-law Frank (Sue) Vetter of Carmel, Indiana, and Jim Gatten of Michigan; mother-in-law Doris Vetter of Columbus, Indiana; cats, Dooley and Russ; dog, Hariett; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded by his parents; sisters-in-law, Sandy Gatten and Joanna Gatten; brother-in-law, Tom Gumbel; father-in-law, Frank Vetter; and grandson, Zachary Bell.

In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated and there will be private inurnment at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Arrangements were made by Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hathaway-myers.com.

Please make memorials to The Cancer Center at Riley Hospital or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.