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April 15, 2013

Ralph “Rink” Leonard Gedling, 87; of Ozark, Ala.

Ralph “Rink” Leonard Gedling, 87, a resident of Ozark, Ala., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Indiana.

Gedling was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Jeffersonville. He was a veteran of WWII in the Army Air Corp. He served in the Pacific Theater and worked for the Civil Service for 30 years prior to retirement. He loved his wife, Doris, and was her primary caregiver for the past 12 years. His family was very important to him. Memories of him will be rich.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Doris Marie Stewart Gedling, of Ozark, Ala.; his daughter, Pamela Sue Williams and her husband Stephen, of Ozark, Ala.; and grandchildren, Kassandra Marie Williams, Allison Kierston Harmon Lane and Cory Diedre Harmon Chappell.

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