Ralph E. Sheumaker Sr., 84 of Decatur went home to be with God at 5:19 pm. Saturday, December 8th, 2018.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at Heartland Community Church (3253 N. Brush College Road, Decatur, IL.). Graveside service will be at 11:00 am. Friday, December 14th, 2018 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL., with Pastor Joe Bowman officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Ralph was a born again Christian filled with the Holy Spirit who loved God with all of his heart. He was involved in various outreach ministries and volunteered in the church and community throughout his life. He supported several missionaries by going to their country and monthly pledges. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He enjoyed fishing, hobbies in the garage, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are his sons, Ralph Jr., Robbie (Maria), Daniel (Amy) and Jason (Loida) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Virginia Sheumaker, sister, Marybell, and son, Randy Sheumaker.
Ralph was a good husband, father and grandfather and he will be deeply missed.
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