February 13th, 1952 - November 5th, 2018
Ralph G. Jester Jr., age 66 of Hanover Twp, passed away at Jewish Hospital on Monday, November 5, 2018.Ralph was born in Batesville, Indiana on February 13, 1952 to Ralph G. Sr. and Mattie (nee Estridge) Jester of Brookville, Indiana. Ralph attended Purdue University. Ralph retired from Champion International Paper, while continuing to own and operate Jester Pole Barns. On January 16, 1993, he married Debbie Warren-Brockman. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman; anyone that knew him knew his love for the outdoors. Ralph was the number one fan for his grandchildren and enjoyed attending every event. He was a huge football fan, rooting for West Virginia, Purdue and Green Bay. Ralph had a 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger, that he showed at many car shows.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie Jester; his children, Michelle (Doug) Riley, Samantha (Eric) Sacksteder, Jason (Jennifer) Brockman, Robert (Angie) Jester and Amber (Ronnie) Baker; his grandchildren, Tyler, Ashlin, Zac, Hannah, Morgan, Audrey, Laeken, Natalie, and Eleanor; his dog, Jackson; and many other loving family members and friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave, Hamilton, Ohio, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dean Strong officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home.
Bette (Moster) Osborn
|Ralph was a classmate. I am so very sorry. I still see him, as he looked in High School. My deep sympathy for all of his family.|
Bill and Karen Hibbard
|We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this heartbreaking time.|
Brett Couch/Follow Me Farm
|So sorry for your loss. Ralphy was a classic. I had the privilege to work with Ralph at Champion Papers. I learned a lot from him about paper, barns, and how to treat colleagues and customers. He was one of the good guys. When Ralph came to work on our barn, I think we talked more about hunting and fishing than about the barn work at hand. He was a friend. He'll be missed.|
|Sending prayers to my Highschool friend’s Family and will always cherish the many memories we shared! ?|
Fairy Bray Geiling
|I knew Ralph from Brookville Church Of Christ. He was my first boyfriend when we were 11 years old. My deepest sympathy goes to all his family.|
Greg and Amy Mitchell
|Debbie, Amber and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you|
Judy & Phil McBride
|Dear Debbie, Children, and Grandchildren: We are so sorry for the loss of Ralph in this world. There are no words to describe the pain you must feel at the absence of this wonderful loving man. He was a most special individual, funny, kind, always there to help. God be with you all and bless you with your memories. Hugs and love from Illinois to you.|
|Dear Debbie, children, and grandchildren|
Sharon McCoy (Jester)
|Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ralphie as we know him was a kind and loving cousin. Our thoughts are with you and yours. Praying for the family.|
|I am so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a great person who I have been honered to know for many years. Our days at Champion as co workers and friends and the years after as friends. Ralph will be missed by many.|