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Ralph Salyards

Ralph Elden Salyards passed away on Thursday May 11, 2023 at Gordon Countryside Care at the ripe old age of 77.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1946 to Elden and Fern (Papke) Salyards in Sterling. He was the oldest of three children and attended school in Haxtun, where he graduated. He was shortly thereafter drafted into the United States Army on Dec. 22, 1965. He was honorably discharged into reserves in November 1967 and was honorably discharged completely from the Army in 1971.

Ralph had three children, Amy, born in 1972, Luke, adopted in 1978, and Rebekka (Beki) born in 1980. Ralph enjoyed hunting,...


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