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Ralph Nelson

November 18, 1942 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Ralph Nelson Obituary

KANSAS CITY - Ralph Nelson, 81, formerly of Salina, Kansas, passed away February 3, 2024. Ralph was born November 18, 1942, in Salina, to Marvin and Velma Nelson. He worked in truck part sales, over-the-road trucking, and owned his own trucking company for years.  Ralph also proudly served in the Army National Guard early in his life. 

Ralph is predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Linda; his parents; and his daughter-in-law, Patricia Nelson. He is loved and remembered by his children, Kim (Todd) LeSage, Raytown, Missouri; Larry Nelson, Oak Grove, Missouri; and Wayne (Paula) Nelson, Platte City, Missouri; his sisters, Margaret (Ted) Kolling; and Jean (Ted) Walker; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ralph had many passions such as fishing, camping with Crossroads Camping Club, playing the guitar with a good friend, planting rosebushes in his yard, and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts where he served in several roles. Ralph was known for always having Werther’s candies in his pocket to give to acquaintances and friendly faces.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. all at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.  Burial will be held in Gypsum City Cemetery, Gypsum, Kansas, immediately following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, Ralph and his family would be very appreciative of memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor, 8745 James A. Reed Rd., Kansas City, MO 64138; or Catholic Community Hospice/Health, 16201 W. 95th St., Suite 220, Lenexa, KS 66219. Both of these organizations shared much love, care and compassion with Ralph and his family these last couple of years.




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February 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

Funeral Service
February 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

February 9, 2024

Gypsum Cemetery
S Kipp Rd
Gypsum, KS 67448


Little Sisters of the Poor
8745 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City MO 64138

Catholic Community Hospice/Health
16201 W. 95th St, Suite 220, Lenexa KS 66219


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