Date of death: 5/19/2016

Saint Meinrad Class: SPH 1955

Obituary for Ralph J. SchepersDateline Long Beach, CARalph J. Schepers, age 77 of Long Beach ,CA, formerly of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (May 19, 2016), in Long Beach, California.Ralph was born in Dubois, Indiana on April 3, 1939 to Henry and Ardella (Theising) Schepers.Ralph worked as a general contractor in Long Beach California for over 30 years. He worked as a realtor in California and previously operated the Twin Front Shell station in Jasper and the Shell Station in Dubois. He attended the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. receiving his culinary certificate. He also worked part time for Holiday World in the summer of 2015.He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach, CA.He served in the Indiana Army National Guard.He enjoyed oil painting and wood carving of birds. He also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time at the beach.Surviving,Four Daughters;Diane Denton and husband Will, St. Anthony, INBrenda DeLapaz and husband Ferdinand, Long Beach, CAGail Fischer and husband Rodney, Santa Claus, INSherry Smith and husband Lane, Lake Mills, WITwo Sons;Darryl Schepers, Huntingburg, INMichael Schepers, Huntingburg, INNineteen GrandchildrenSix Great-GrandchildrenOne sister,Monica Jahn and her husband Jerry, Jasper, INPreceding him in death was one grandson; Joshua Laymon, and three brothers; Herbert “Herb” Schepers, Jerome Schepers, and Harold Schepers.