Obit: Tolford, Ralph J. "Bud" (1904 – 1972)


Surnames: Tolford, Hewetson, Buchanan, Aitken, Lierle, Wilson, Conway, Harycki, , Glamowski

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 30 Jul 1972

Tolford, Ralph J. "Bud" (31 DEC 1904 – 22 JUL 1972)

Funeral services for Ralph James "Bud" Tolford, 67, were conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday, July 25, 1972 at St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, Owen. The service was in charge of the former parish pastor, Rev. Richard Hewetson, now of St. Paul.

Burial was made at the Thorp Cemetery.

The deceased, a longtime resident of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), died July 22, 1972 at Hayward Memorial Hospital, Hayward, being taken there when he became ill at his summer home on Upper Long Lake.

Mr. Tolford had been vice president and director of ITT Thorp Corporation. He joined the company in 1941 as manager of the Dodgeville office, and was promoted to head the auction sales prior to becoming vice president in 1962, and a director of the company in 1964. Mr. Tolford was a charter member of the Thorp Lions Club, a Mason, Vestryman of St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, and director of the Bagpipers, Inc., Michigan.

On May 19, 1932 he was married to Faith Buchanan of Superior. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, (Anthea) Mrs. Alexander Aitken of Richardson, Texas, and (Nancy) Mrs. Richard Lierle, East Grand Rapids, Michigan; two brothers, Frank Evansville, Illinois, and Joshua, Boston, Massachusetts; four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Wilson (Mary), Norwich, Vermont; Mrs. Francis Conway (Philomene) of Thorp; Mrs. John Harycki (Dorothy), McAllen, Texas, and Josephine, Stanley, and ten grandchildren.

Born in Thorp December 31, 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Tolford, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances, Mrs. Stanley Glamowski, and Katherine.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Hayward Memorial Hospital or the American Cancer Society.



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