Ralph W. Chapman was born on September 4, 1930, in Bussey, Iowa, the son of James (Daniel) and Emma Chapman. He passed away on September 13, 2016, at Lantern Park, Care Initiatives in Coralville, Iowa. The family will have private graveside services at a later date. Condolences can be sent to 2506 210th St. Williamsburg, Iowa.
Ralph Wesley Chapman attended school in Bussey, Iowa, and started working at a young age. He worked for The Valve in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 16 plus years and retired from Amana Refrigeration after 24 years. He married Laurene Morrison (Fry) on December 11, 1965 and moved from Oskaloosa to Williamsburg in 1970. He enjoyed going camping, old country music and some blue grass music. He also enjoyed walking at the mall and rec center and visiting with people.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Laurene, Williamsburg, his step children Sharon (Tom) Hegewald, Williamsburg, Darrell (Rhonda) Morrison, Cedar Rapids, Diana (Jon) Tory, Riverside; Richard (Darlene) Morrison, Marengo; 6 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great grandchildren, 2 step-great-great grandchildren, and a sister Belly Chapman of Omaha, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a nephew.