Ralph Hechtle, age 91 peacefully left this earth on August 27 with friends and family by his bedside. He was born November 25, 1929, in Mannheim Germany to Eugen and Katchen Hechtle
He and his family immigrated to Utah in 1953.
He was educated in Germany. His Education also included a degree in music. He was a master baker and furrier. He skilled in woodworking, cabinet making, and home remodeling.
Ralph married Luise Reuter in 1951. They later divorced.
In 1972 Ralph married Dian Stevens Parry. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had a combined family of seven children.
Ralph loved to sing. His family will miss his annual “Happy birthday” phone call sung with his strong German accent. They will also miss receiving their annual birthday card that he faithfully sent to every member of his expanding posterity.
Ralph was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. He worshiped God with both word and deed. He often freely shared his powerful testimony with his family and his ward members. He loved his ward and enjoyed singing in the choir with them.
Ralph had a deep love for temple work. He and Dian spent 1 to 2 days in the temple each week for many years. As Dian’s health declined, Ralph continued to serve in the temple faithfully. Ralph also spent many hours daily at his computer doing family history indexing. German names were his favorite to record. He continued indexing until the week prior to his passing. In his daily prayer, Ralph included a plea “to endure to the end in faithfulness”. He did just that. His example of serving to the end will live on.
His memory will be cherished by his six children, Dieter Hechtle (Colleen) Steven Hechtle (Deane), Kim Parry (Cindy), Michael Hechtle (Sherry), Valerie Hansen (Brad), Cheryl Parry; daughter-in-law, Kris Parry; and also by his 26 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Upon passing, Ralph was greeted by his parents, his beloved wife Dian, sister Claudia Johnson, brother John Hechtle, son Scott Parry, and grandson Cory Scott Parry.
Services celebrating Ralph’s life will be held Thursday, September 2, at eleven a.m. at the Brigham City Utah stake center, 650 Anderson Drive, Brigham City, Utah. Friends may call Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday morning 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be held at the Brigham City cemetery.
To watch the recorded funeral service please click the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/cxKcih7WPk3bFvNHWpgdw_ApffjFzlWs7VnMxFdd6g0-o6qHiqTGPBiIOV3BZ5dL.8_sbNVi9xHRysmiH
My sincere condolences.
I am so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. He was always so nice and kind to me. I loved his bakery goods. It was a big treat when Ralph came with his cakes.
He is in a much better place. I am truly so sorry.