Ralph N. Inderrieden, 79, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Sept. 20, 2022, at his home in Melrose.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Deacon Ernie Kociemba assisting. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. The Mass will be live-streamed and can be found on St. Mary’s website.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sept. 30, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10-11 a.m., Oct. 1, at the church. The Melrose Veterans Honor Guard will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m., Sept. 30, at the funeral home. 

Ralph Norbert Inderrieden was born April 18, 1943, in Getty Township, Stearns County, to Aloys and Susan (Imdieke) Inderrieden. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was united in marriage to Rose Ann Hellermann Aug. 12, 1972, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. He was a man with many abilities. Ralph owned and operated Inderrieden Trucking from 1969 through 1998, owned an over the road truck from 1999 until 2005 and continued to drive occasionally until 2020. He was a carpenter most of his life and at the age of 68 became a full-time farmer.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose where Ralph served as usher for many years and served on the maintenance committee for St. Mary’s, was a charter member of the Greenwald Lions Club since 1975 and a member of American Legion Post 101, Melrose Veterans Honor Guard and Catholic United Financial. Ralph enjoyed farming, repairing equipment and working in his shop.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Rose Ann Inderrieden, of Melrose; siblings Herbert (Carol) Inderrieden of Melrose, Rose Ann (Ronald) Steil of Richmond, and Al (Veronica) Inderrieden of Belgrade; and many nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman and Elsie Hellermann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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