Charles  Ralston


Charles Ralston, 97, passed away on May 18, 2019 at Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg.
He was born January 14, 1922 to John and Carrie Rees Ralston in Nebraska (Jennings County), one of 11 children. He grew up in Jennings, Decatur and Rush Counties.
He enlisted in the US Army and served on the European front during WWII, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and liberating the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. He received a purple heart.
He retired from International Furniture in Rushville and Parkside Miniature Golf in Greensburg. He was a member of Milroy Christian Church, loved to watch sports, and was a life-long Cincinnati Reds fan and an avid bowler into his 90's.
In 1947, he married Betty Lou Hall, who preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by sister, Donna Smiley, and a brother Mike Ralston, both of Milroy.
He is also survived by four children, Linda (John) Miller of Moscow, Francie (Gene Hendrickson) Van Fossen of Daytona, Fla., Charles William (Deborah) Ralston of Ocracoke, N.C., and Joseph (Jean) Ralston of Batesville. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.
Friends and family may call at Burns Funeral Home, Milroy, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Ralston will receive military rites and be buried at Eastbrook Cemetery, Milroy.
Memorials may be given to Milroy Christian Church.
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The Price Cox Family
May 23, 2019
Charlie was a great guy and he and his family were very much a part of our Milroy Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time of sorrow. Blessings to all of you.
Malcolm (Max) Jinks
May 23, 2019
Charlie Bill and Debbie::

My everlasting sympathy === Max
Betty Fisse
May 21, 2019
He was a very special man. Really appreciated how he watched over my daughter and the other girls that worked in the Sweet Shop.
He always had a smile on his face that I will remember for years.
Michelle McIntosh Golden
May 21, 2019
Rest In Peace Charles. I remember you from being a little girl and you and Betty were great friends with my parents, James and Margaret McIntosh. Some fond memories at the Moose in Greensburg, the bowling alley, putt putt in Greensburg and of course Milroy!! Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful manπŸ’›πŸ™.