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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Ralph Brashaber, 77, of Terre Haute and formerly of Bloomington died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Union Hospital.

Born July 4, 1926, in Monroe County, he was the son of William H. and Durie A. Gaskins Brashaber of Bloomington.

He earned his B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the Second Infantry Division in Europe. His last assignment was Deputy G-1 as a Major with an Army Command Headquarters before retirement.

Memberships included the American Legion Krietenstein Post 104, the Maple Avenue United Methodist Church for 53 years where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Lay Delegate to the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and the committees of Finance, Worship, Pastor/Parish Relations, Nominating and Personnel, Council of Ministries and the Administrative Council.

He retired from the Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. where he qualified for the Million-Dollar-Roundtable of the National Association of Life Underwriters. He was an associate manager for Western-Southern.

Survivors include his wife, Carol L. Pritchett Brashaber whom he married June 4, 1950; two sons, William H. Brashaber and wife, Kathleen, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Barry C. Brashaber of Terre Haute; two daughters, Beverly K. Stallings and husband, Charles, of Danville, Ind., and Theresa F. Underwood and husband, Max, of Brazil; three sisters, Betty Headley, Ellen McConnell and Jean Curry, and husband Lawrence, all of Bloomington; two brothers-in-law, John Pritchett and wife, Judy, of Bloomington and Kenneth Freeman of Ellettsville; a sister-in-law, Vivian Calhoun of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Sean Stallings, Erin Brashaber, Brett Brashaber, Sarah Underwood and Mark Underwood; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1927 and his mother in 1933.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Maple Avenue United Methodst Church with Pastor Dr. John C. Thomas officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Krietenstein Post 104.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church for the Building Capital Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church. Memorial contributions may also be mailed to the church, 1203 Maple Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804.