Ralph Duchscher

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Ralph Edward Duchscher, surrounded by Family, went to heaven on November 24th, 2021. Ralph was born in Devils Lake, ND on August 20th, 1929. Ralph met Evelyn Meyers, the love of his life, and they were married on July 7th, 1956. During his life Ralph and Evelyn were small business owners in Devils Lake, ND, Crookston, MN and Moorhead, MN. Once retired, Ralph had time to engage in his lifelong interest in ultra-light airplanes. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents (Martin and Agnes), Brother (Kenneth), and Spouse (Evelyn). Ralph is survived by sons Marty (Kathy) of Tucson AZ, Rob (Terri) of Farmington MN, grand children Jessica, Gina, Kimberly, and Kyle and great grandchildren, Caden, Paxton and Jaxson. A memorial service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo ND on December 18th at 10:00AM.

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  1. Always enjoyed my conversations with Ralph when he visited Sunmart/FamilyFare in Moorhead. He was a real charmer. Evelyn as well.

  2. My husband Kelly and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ralph. He was one of the most genuine men I have known. We still live in the twin home that was attached to him and Evelyn. Had alot of laughs with those two. We really missed them when they moved. They are now together forever!!!

  3. I found myself looking at your obituary tonight, Grandpa. It’s been a week and to say we are missing you is an understatement. I’m so grateful for the sign you sent me. I think about it daily. While we miss you so much, we know you are loving your eternal life with Grandma. Say hi to everyone up there for us. We love and miss you. -Jessie

  4. It is rare, but once in a great while we have a chance to meet someone where in about 20 seconds we know “this is a really nice person and I like him a lot”. Ralph was that sort of man. In his soft spoken natural manner he could communicate wisdom, humor and compassion in a way most of us can only admire. As his brother-in-law I had the pleasure to spend lots of time with Ralph and Evelyn. After those Saturday breakfast meetings and holiday dinners I always came away with renewed admiration for his work ethic and later for his never ending love of flying his ultra-light. Maybe it’s enough to simply say “this world is now short one terrific person”.

  5. Grandpa, we are days away from celebrating your life and legacy. I miss you. Jaxson and I say goodnight and love you every night before bed. I hope you hear us. I know you are so happy up there with Grandma, but we miss you very much on this side. Love you, Grandpa. -Gina

  6. Ralph my dear friend..
    I miss our talks we had over the years at the Black Building when you did maintenance there. You kept that building from falling apart. I was there 24 years and you were the best repairman that building ever had! You were so proud of your kids and so much love for your wife. I miss her too. Lot’s of stories there too. I remember the Black building Christmas parties and how you come sit at my table. And the stories again! oh yeah! Then someone would steal you to go sit with them. I remember your dry cleaning business/llaundry. You had great advice and everyone at the Black building had to have their “Ralph visit” each day.

    I know many times how you were there for me and you really cared! You had a strong opinions on things and thats why we loved you Ralph! And your laugh! I was humbled that you called me a friend. I miss you Ralph, but there is a place for men like you that God made, and yes i would assume your fixing something for him, after all God dos not waste talent like you had. Ever. I would say rest in peace but knowing you Ralph, your working..

  7. Grandpa,
    Today is the day that we say goodbye to you again. The day that you and Grandma finally rest together. I haven’t stopped crying since yesterday, when Caden tested positive for Covid and we knew we couldn’t be there. The sadness and guilt I feel for not being there is immeasurable. As I stand in my kitchen writing this, my heart breaks. And yet, I will watch the beautiful funeral that dad put together for you through my computer. The boys, Adam and I will sit next to the fireplace with the Christmas tree on. We will cry for you. We will pray for you. We miss you so deeply on this side. Sundays are no longer the same without our weekly visits. I hope you hear the boys and I as we pray for you every night. Please continue to look over us. We miss you so very much. I am incredibly sorry that we can’t be there. I would give anything to be standing there with you today. But know, that in my heart, we are with you. Every day. Love you, Grandpa. Miss you. -Jessie

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