Ralph Howard Zumbehl. 78, of New Bloomfield, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at his residence.
He was born October 20, 1941, in St. Charles, Missouri, the son of the late Ralph Dietrich John and Iona Ida (Bruns) Zumbehl. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church and attended Immanuel Lutheran Day School in St. Charles.
He was a 1959 graduate of St. Charles High School.
On August 17, 1963, at Friedens United Church of Christ in St. Charles, Missouri, Ralph was united in marriage to Nancy Kay Helen Berlekamp who preceded him in death on January 30, 2012.
Ralph worked as a transport truck driver for over 47 years, retiring from MFA Oil in June of 2007 after 23 years. Ralph also farmed all his life.
He was a member of Central United Church of Christ in Jefferson City, Farm Bureau, R-Calf USA, and the New Bloomfield FFA Boosters. He enjoyed farming, draft horse teams, writing poetry, and building and welding.
Survivors include two children, Todd (Tammy) Zumbehl, New Bloomfield; Amy (Bernie) Nadler, New Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Miranda Zumbehl, Justus Zumbehl, Eli Nadler, Luke Nadler; five siblings, Joan Brengle, St. Peters, MO; Roy (Jean) Zumbehl, Auxvasse, MO; David (Goldie) Zumbehl, Jefferson City; Sharon Bishop, Middletown, MO; Donnie Zumbehl (Lisa Harrison), Benton City, MO; sister-in-law, Connie (Keith) Burnham, Columbia, MO; and a brother-in-law, David (Cindy) Berlekamp, Bellflower, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Zumbehl; one niece, Lisa Tighe; and two brothers-in-law, Harry Bishop and Jim Brengle.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City. Additional visitation will be 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel Powell officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the New Bloomfield FFA Boosters or to Hospice Compassus.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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