Ralph Alan Gigous, 78, Leesburg, died at 11:34 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Paddock Springs Assisted Living in Warsaw.
He was born Oct. 21, 1943, to Rachel F. (Van Curen) Gigous and Harry R. Gigous, Sr.
He married Linda Lou Lemler Oct. 17, 1970, in Nappanee; she survives.
Ralph was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where he was a 1961 graduate of Warsaw High School. In 1962 he started working for R.R. Donnelley and Son’s in Warsaw. At the time of his retirement in 2005 he was working as a pressman. He was a hardworking reliable employee for 43 years as well as making time to serve in the National Guard.
Ralph always kept busy and also worked for a number of years at the Clunette Elevator in the fertilizer plant. He enjoyed gardening, camping, woodworking and being a member of the Cushman Club. Ralph was a longtime member of Clunette United Methodist Church where he sung in the choir for over 30 years. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Gigous, Leesburg; two daughters, Lurena (Jason) Kerlin and Debra (Eric) Barth, both of Warsaw; a son, Ezra Gigous, Leesburg; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Gigous, Frankfurt, Mich.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry (Barbara) Gigous, Warsaw; and his sister, Karen A. (John) Abbott, Medway, Mass.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Ralph’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. 600 N., Leesburg and officiated by Pastor Mike Beezley. A graveside service will follow at Stony Point Cemetery, Atwood.
Memorial donations may be directed to Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. 600 N., Leesburg.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.