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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ralph E. Sampson Sr.

   Ralph E. Sampson, Sr. 79, of Sanford, died suddenly, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Oct. 10, 1920 in Gladwin, he lived in Sanford since 1945. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp. Ralph married Thelma M. (Milton) April 22, 1944 in Idaho Springs, Colo. She preceded him in death Aug. 5, 1988.

   He was a dispatcher for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1985 after 44 years. Ralph was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing a guitar, growing a garden, and traveling about the USA to visit family.

   Surviving are two sons, Richard and wife Barbara of Hemlock, and Ralph Jr. of Sanford; two daughters, Carol and husband Dan Bulmer II of Harrison, and Shirley and husband Dan Tuley of Lancaster, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Wayne Cronk of Gladwin and Alice and husband Ross Salyer of Allegan; two brothers, Stanley and wife Ruby, and Arch and wife Pat, all of Gladwin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Nellie Sampson; two brothers, Boyd, and Jamie (Infant); and one sister, Nellie Hollenbaugh. Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Roger Wiltse officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 1 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland (medical equipment fund).

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McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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