Services for carpenter and painter Perry L. Ratzloff, 90, who died Dec. 31 at Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, were Friday at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church, rural Hillsboro. Burial was in Eden Cemetery, Burns.
Born July 21, 1928, in Moundridge to Peter H. and Adina (Smith) Ratzloff, he moved to Cedar Point in 1939, to Burns in 1946, and later to Marion, eventually moving to Hillsboro in 2006.
In addition to working as a carpenter and painter, he also worked for Hallett Construction in Marion and as a part-time load inspector at Marion’s tree-burning site.
He married Irene A. Ducommun on June 13, 1950, in El Dorado. She died Oct. 11, 2011. A brother, two sisters, and two sons, Stuart and infant Wally, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include children Lloyd Ratzloff of Lehigh, Colleen Loyles of Halstead, Marlys Plett of Hillsboro, D’Elda Juhnke of Moundridge, and Curtis Ratzloff, Trudy Slifer, and Victor Ratzloff, all of Marion.
Other survivors include sister Loreen Ratzloff of Newton, 19 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Hope Valley School.
Last modified Jan. 10, 2019