Ralph A. Boespflug


Ralph A. Boespflug, 82, Dickinson, died Friday, June 7, 2019 in Dickinson. Ralph’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richardton, with Fr. Thomas Wordekemper, OSB as the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, and will continue one hour prior to service at the church. There will be a rosary & vigil at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Ladbury Funeral Service, with Deacon Robert Bohn presiding.

Ralph Boespflug, Jr. was born in Richardton on March 1, 1937 to Ralph and Emilia (Goetzfriedt) Boespflug. He died at the age of 82, having spent his childhood and the majority of his adult life on the family farm seven miles north of Taylor.

Ralph married Frieda Schmidt in Richardton on September 23, 1957. To this nearly 62 year union they were blessed with three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He spent most of his working years as a salesman and cattleman creating many friendships along the way. Ralph resided in the Taylor and Richardton area throughout his career where he sold appliances, dairy equipment, farm equipment, cars and trucks. He returned to farming in 1971 to raise beef cattle and crops. He also bought and sold dairy cattle for many years. In 1983 he founded Boespflug Trailers, selling livestock, horse and flatbed trailers plus livestock feed. He retired in 2003 and sold the business which is still operated by family members today. Prior to retirement, a hobby of raising and driving buggy horses gave him much enjoyment.

Ralph and Frieda moved to Dickinson in 2004. In his retirement, Ralph found pleasure driving courtesy car until his health would no longer allow. Ralph and Frieda enjoyed traveling; making the roadway trip to Alaska five times, plus many other destinations and several cruises.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Frieda of Dickinson and their children; Pamela Aman, Richardton; Perry (Annette) Boespflug, Dickinson; and Julie (Cal) Hoff, Richardton; grandchildren, Lacey Aman, Jesse Aman, Tyler (Samantha) Boespflug, Cole (Kayla) Boespflug, Kayla Boespflug, Crista Collins, and Casey (Candace) Hoff; great-grandchildren Sophie Boespflug and Ely Aman; sisters, Tillie Lindemann and Elizabeth Bier; brother, Joe (Arlys) Boespflug.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the St. Mary Cemetery of Richardton.

Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Richardton Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:30 A.M.
Visitation at Ladbury Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Rosary & Vigil at Ladbury Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7 P.M.
Visitation at the church Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.


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