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Official Obituary of

Ralph Dwayne Bogard

December 2, 1955 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Ralph Bogard Obituary

Ralph “Bogie” Dwayne Bogard, 68, of Merom, Indiana passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024. He was in an ambulance wreck on US 41 then life lined to Methodist Hospital where he passed away in route to the hospital.

Ralph was born on December 2, 1955, in Sullivan, Indiana the son of Milburn Troy Bogard and Nelda W. Pinkston Bogard. He married Roma B. Willson Bogard on May 19, 1979. Ralph worked several places in his lifetime including Bezy Jones as a diesel mechanic, truck driver hauling coal for Elmer Buchta Trucking and 36 years at Hoosier Energy where he retired in 2013 after an accident with a big steel door falling on him forcing to an early retirement.  Ralph’s hobby was trap shooting and was a member of the Epsion, Oaktown, Carlisle, Linton, Bruceville, Robison Seelyville, Evansville Indy Trap Clubs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Jean Reynolds.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Roma B. Willson Bogard, sister, Rita L. Bogard, sons; Michael S. (Amanda Jo) Bogard, Emery E.A. Heady (Jessica Baize) and Devon D. Deverick, 25 foster children, 13 grandchildren including Dylan McCammon, Savanna McCammon (Kyler Brown), Tegan Heady and one great-grandchild, Lincoln Brown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ralph will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 22, 2024, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, Indiana with Pastor Norman Santus officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery in Carlisle, Indiana. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Brust Funeral Home.

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March 22, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
400 N. Court St.
Sullivan, Indiana 47882

Funeral Service
March 22, 2024

1:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
400 N. Court St.
Sullivan, Indiana 47882


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