Steele, Ralph


REV. DR. RALPH STEELE of Valparaiso, Ind., 92, retired Elder and former Superintendent of the Calumet and Terre Haute Districts, died Saturday, October 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. (CT) Saturday, October 8, Valparaiso First UMC, 103 Franklin Street in Valparaiso with visitation two hours prior to the service. Survivors include: wife of 70 years, Myrene Steele; children, Richard (Leah), John (Carol) and Jan; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Steele served Indiana at Central Ave.; Maple Heights; Carbon/Lena; Bethel; Danville; South Bend Grace; Terre Haute District Superintendent; Hammond First; Valparaiso First; and Calumet District Superintendent. Memorial contributions may be shared with Valparaiso First UMC, address above. Condolences may be shared with Myrene Steele, 451 Gatehouse Walk, Valparaiso, IN 46383. 
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