Ralph Hearn

Ralph R. Hearn, 71, a resident of Fruitland, Iowa, formerly of Richland, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024 at his home.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13th at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Cary officiating. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery in Richland. Memorials may be made to Je-Wa-Ke Little League or the American Cancer Society in care of Judy Hearn, 5900 67th Ave. W, Muscatine, IA 52761.

Ralph was born December 28, 1952 in Keosauqua, the son of Maynard McCellian, Sr. and Josephine (Pearson) Hearn. He married Judy Walter, August 2, 1975 in Fairfield.

Ralph worked for various foundries in the area, retiring from Dexter Foundry. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. Ralph enjoyed fishing with his son, Eric, and collectible cars. His grandchildren meant the world to him, and he never missed one of their events.  Ralph depicted what a family man should be.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Judy; son, Eric (Kristy) Hearn of Letts, Iowa; daughter, Amy Hearn of Richland; grandchildren, Katie (Mason) McCulley, Victoria Hearn, JoAnna McKim, and Austin McKim; sister, Deb (Dennis) Rotenburger of Fairfield; brothers, Carl (Jacqui) Hearn of Batavia, and Tim (Lois) Hearn of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Sandy Walter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard Hearn, Sr. and Josephine Anderson; step-father, Daryl Anderson; and brother, Maynard McCellian Hearn, Jr.

Online condolences may be made to Ralph’s family by viewing his obituary at www.behnerfh.com