Ralph Joerger, 81 years old, passed away Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019. Ralph was a lifelong resident of Yorkville, IN and could often be found at his favorite place, his farm. If given a choice, Ralph would be riding his tractor or farming. He raised beef cattle, hay, corn, beans and whatever else suited his fancy at the time. In between farming, he worked for Schenley’s Distillery for 30 years until they closed their doors. Another of Ralph’s favorite past times was spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to give them tractor rides and show them the cows. If Ralph was able to sneak in a snack, he would choose vanilla ice cream, especially when he could add fresh summer strawberries to the mix.Ralph will be greatly missed by his wife, Phyllis, of 34 years. He also leaves behind his brother Lawrence (Marilyn) Joerger of Yorkville, and Alice (Jerry) Lamping of Oldenburg. Ralph will be missed by his step children Allan (Heidi) Thompson of Milan and Jennifer (Jim) Hunger of Scottsburg, IN and his grandchildren Nathan & Hanna Thompson, Anthony, Katie and Bryant Hunger and great grandchildren Caroline and Brooklyn Hunger.Visitation will be held at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home on Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Rosary will begin at 4:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Parish, St. Martin’s Campus Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am followed immediately by burial. Memorials can be made to St. Martin’s Cemetery Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Masses. Please visit andres-wuestefeldfh.com to sign the online guest book or leave condolences.