Ralph Joseph Kidwell, 89, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville.
Ralph was born on February 23, 1929 to Curtis and Beatrice (McCann) Kidwell and raised in Loogootee, Indiana. He was a farmer and also former owner of the Black Beam Bar. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed watching sports, going to the horse races, camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Ralph Curtis Kidwell; parents, Curtis and Beatrice Kidwell; brother Robert Kidwell, and sisters; Dorothy Smith and Laverne Risacher. He leaves his wife Ruth (Hembree) Kidwell, sons; James and Joe Kidwell, daughters; Karen Kidwell, Linda Stoll, Ellen Bruner, Glena Kidwell, Carol Overly, and Marla Funk. He is also survived by stepchildren, Tina Ziegler and Rick Ziegler, and Debbie Zink, his sister Jeanne Parsons, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 11:00 A.M on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:00 A.M until the time of the service. Burial and military rights will follow at St. Mary Barr – Township.