2018-02-08 / Obituaries



Ralph Edward Tabar, age 90, of Owendale, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe.

Ralph was born on the family farm in Owendale on April

8, 1927, to Nicholas and Catherine (Welther) Tabar. After graduating from high school, he married Mamie Hahn on April 17, 1948. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1991. Ralph enjoyed being a lifelong farmer. He also worked for the Michigan Sugar Company and retired after the 1995 campaign. He worked at Ford Motor Company in 1956. He enjoyed being a member of the Brookfield Board of Review for about 10 years. He also enjoyed playing darts, playing cards, going to the casino, and being with his family. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linkville.

Ralph is survived by his children, Wayne (friend Joanne Bowman) of Owendale, Ronald (Wendy) Tabar of Owendale, and Ann (Donald) Koch of Sebewaing; grandchildren, Dale & Carrie Tabar, Ryan & Erin Tabar, Chris & Alisha Tabar, Becky & Mike Wark, and Dave & Stefani Koch; great-grandchildren, Mariah & Alex Tabar, Kaitlyn, Chloe & Aidan Miller, Kamden, Mason & Nolan Wark; brother, Harold (Theresa) Tabar of Florida.

Preceded in death by parents, wife, and siblings, Esther (Victor) Gartner, Irene (Howard) Hool and Lonnie (Dorothy) Tabar.

The funeral service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linkville.

Burial took place in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church (Linkville) or to the family.

Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing handled the arrangements. Share a memory at: www.jmfuneralhome.com

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