Ralph Nosbusch, 95, a longtime resident of Devils Lake, ND, passed away Feb. 22, 2020, at St Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck, ND.
Ralph Nosbusch, 95, a longtime resident of Devils Lake, ND, passed away Feb. 22, 2020, at St Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Friday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post No. 756 and North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Serving as pallbearers will be; Ralph’s grandsons, Rob Nosbusch, Tom Nosbusch, Kevin Nosbusch, Shawn Summers, Kelly Summers, Travis Lindsey, T. J. Lindsey, Aaron Nosbusch, John Lindsey, Willie Lindsey and Donovan Forde. Honorary pallbearers will be; his granddaughters, Shannon Summers, Nicole Summers, Katie Lindsey, Amanda Skappel, Casey Nosbusch, Brittany Nosbusch, Carrie Nosbusch and Vanessa Forde; and all of his great-grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the Ramsey County Right to Life, St. Joseph School or the charity of the donors’ choice. Ralph Nosbusch was born April 28, 1924, in Munich, ND, to Peter and Mary (Bofencamp) Nosbusch, and grew up in the Munich community. He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific, primarily Iwo Jima, during World War II and returned to North Dakota after the war. On June 17, 1947, Ralph was united in marriage to Mary Ann Berg and they made their home in Devils Lake where he worked at a variety of jobs, mostly in the farm implement industry, retiring after more than 30 years at Devils Lake Equipment Co. Ralph was a longtime member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, having held leadership positions in both organizations. Ralph and Mary Ann were also ardent supporters of the Ramsey County Right to Life organization for many years. He is survived by; sons, Allan (Colleen) of Bismarck, Bradley (Kim) of Warroad, MN, and Mark (Carol) of Arlington, WA; daughters, Carol (Randy) Summers of Park River, ND, and Beverly (Mike) Lindsey of Kindred, ND; and son-in-law, Tyrone Forde of Stuarts Draft, VA; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by; his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann; a daughter, Diane Forde; his parents and siblings.