Ralph E. Bakehorn Jr., 77

Ralph E. Bakehorn Jr., 77, of rural Wabash, died at 9:30 am, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

He was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Wabash, to Ralph Enos and Lura Delight (Kistler) Bakehorn.

Ralph was a Wabash High School graduate and served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963.  He married Ruby L. Hall in Lagro on Sept. 24, 1966.  He retired from GenCorp in Wabash after 39 years.  Ralph was a member of the Lagro American Legion Post 248.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruby L. Bakehorn, two children, Jeffrey A. Bakehorn and Karla Jo. Bakehorn, two granddaughters, Brandy (Jeffrey) Hamm and Misty (Jeremy) Fry, great-grandson, Rylen Hamm, sister, Shirley Shanabarger, and his brother, Joe (Barbara) Bakehorn, all of Wabash, and his dog, Harley. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Barton Bakehorn who died June 1, 1981, daughter in law Jane Bakehorn, four brothers, and three sisters.

Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, with David Phillips officiating.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Ralph may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Dec 29