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Ralph Alt

Ralph Alt, 89, of Merrillville, Ind., died Friday, February 2, 2018, at Journey Senior Living Center in Merrillville.

He was born April 8, 1928 in St. Louis Mo., the son of Lester and Laura Schmich Alt. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, for which he was very dedicated. He was passionate about American history, served in the Merchant Marines and US Army, and was a member of the local VFW.

Mr. Alt is survived by two sons, Rich (Debra) Alt of Homewood and Gary (Cheryl) Alt of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Lori (Don) Ehrenhaft of North Point, Fla.; grandchildren, Karen, Justin, Ashley, Dennis, Victoria, Matthew, David and Amy; and great-grandchildren, Christian, Lucas and Mila.

Visitation 10 a.m. until the hour of services at noon on Tuesday, February 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, with the Rev. Ron Rock officiating. Burial in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Arrangements under the direction of Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. Sign the guestbook at

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