Ralph L. Atzbach, age 76, of Iola, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Burlington, Burlington, Kansas. Ralph was born on September 3, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, to Henry Atzbach and Mary (Madison) Atzbach.
Ralph and Deloris Walters were married on August 30, 1968, in Iola, Kansas. Deloris preceded him in death on August 13, 2003.
Ralph attended school in Iola. He worked for Haldex for 22 years, retiring in 2011. Ralph served his country in the Army National Guard for 38 years.
Ralph enjoyed living life to the fullest. He loved to joke, and he was the peacekeeper. Ralph bowled and shot pool. He liked to fish. Ralph is remembered as a hard worker, sometimes working two or three jobs to support his family.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris; his parents; one daughter, Kasondra Berry; one brother, Albert Atzbach; and one sister, Clara Stewart
Ralph is survived by one son, James Atzbach and wife, Debby, Colony, Kansas; one daughter, Tonya Dobbs, New Strawn, Kansas; one brother, Harold Atzbach, Claremore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Aaron Atzbach and wife, Sarah, Dodge City, Kansas, Ashley Atzbach, Colony, Kansas; Bryce Atzbach, Colony, Kansas, Tori Harper and husband, David, Iola, Kansas, Paige Riley, Iola, Kansas, Tyler Atzbach, Fort Scott, Kansas, Shae Dobbs, Topeka, Kansas, Tyler Dobbs, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Leslie Dobbs, Riverton, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Aleister Stillings and Phoebe Stillings, Colony, Kansas, Liam Atzbach, Dodge City, Kansas, Kalani Cumplido, Colony, Kansas, and Camden Clark, Humboldt, Kansas; a special companion, Sheryl Ponder, Iola, Kansas; and numerous other relatives.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in The Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola, Kansas. A funeral service honoring Ralph's life will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Iola, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Logue Cemetery, 339 Xeric Road SE, LeRoy, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Honor Flight, and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola, Kansas.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.