Ralph N. Inderrieden, age 79 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at his home in Melrose, Minnesota.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Deacon Ernie Kociemba assisting. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. The Mass will be livestreamed and can be found on St. Mary’s website.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Melrose Veterans Honor Guard will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
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Ralph Norbert Inderrieden was born April 18, 1943 in Getty Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Aloys and Susan (Imdieke) Inderrieden. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was united in marriage to Rose Ann Hellermann on August 12, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. He was a man with many abilities. Ralph owned and operated Inderrieden Trucking from 1969 through 1998, owned and over the road truck from 1999 until 2005, and continued to drive occasionally until 2020. He was a carpenter most of his life and at the age of 68 become a full-time farmer.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose where Ralph served as usher for many years, served on the maintenance committee for St. Mary’s, Charter Member of the Greenwald Lions Club since 1975, American Legion Post 101, Melrose Veterans Honor Guard, and Catholic United Financial. Ralph enjoyed farming, repairing equipment, and working in his shop.
Survivors include his Loving wife of 50 years, Rose Ann Inderrieden of Melrose; siblings, Herbert (Carol) Inderrieden of Melrose, Rose Ann (Ronald) Steil of Richmond, and Al (Veronica) Inderrieden of Belgrade; and many nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Elsie Hellermann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.