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Ralph V. Schertler

January 12, 2019

Burial Date: January 19, 2019

St. Joseph Church 4011 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY Jan. 19, 10 a.m.

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Ralph V. Schertler, 91, of Fort Thomas, passed away on January 12, 2019 at Highlandsprings in Ft. Thomas, KY. Ralph was a retired machinist with the R.A. Jones Co. in Covington, KY. Ralph was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Ralph loved playing and coaching baseball, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, and dancing. Ralph is survived by his wife, Rose Schertler, his sons, Craig (Dyan) Schertler, Don Schertler, Dan (Maria) Schertler, and Joe (Leslie) Schertler. Ralph is also survived by his grandchildren: Benjamin Schertler, Elizabeth Schertler, Sierra Schertler, Eric Schertler, Logan Schertler, MaryRose Schertler, Trevor Schertler and Frederick Schertler.

Ralph was a quiet (unless his sons were getting into mischief) and unassuming man with a deep religious and moral code that guided his life. Ralph learned at a very young age the importance of family when his father passed away before his 16th birthday. This was a key event in Ralph’s life when he left school to help support his own family. Ralph continued this belief throughout his life and was always there for his family, his friends or his neighbors whether it be painting a room, laying a paver patio, fixing a car or simply taking in a neighbors trash cans. You could always count on Ralph to be there in a time of need. Ralph let his actions speak for themselves, he wasn’t one to brag but quietly went about living his life and raising his family. The best example, picture a warm summer evening, a baseball game is being played and Ralph is doing one of the things that he truly loved which was coaching his sons in baseball. A pitch is thrown, a young batter is struck and is laying on the ground no longer breathing. Without hesitation, Ralph raced to the boy to provide resuscitation for the stricken batter, a life is saved. This was Ralph exemplified coming to the aid of someone in need. Done without fan fair only the gratification knowing that he was able to help out someone in need.

Ralph and Rose, his wife of over 60 years, continually stressed to their sons to work hard, do your best and never quit. They laid a foundation for their four sons to build upon and develop the character that would be the cornerstone of their lives forever. Ralph can be proud of what he has accomplished over the 90 years on this Earth. His children and their children are a testament to his beliefs and character. Husband, Dad and Grandpa thanks for always being there, guiding us in times of sorrow and celebrating in times of success. You succeeded and you will forever be in our hearts!

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Dobbling Funeral Home 106 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. Funeral Ceremony will be held 10:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorials are suggested to the St. Vincent DePaul Society 906 Monmouth Street Newport, KY 41071.