D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN


Ralph W. Buhr

December 27, 1933July 22, 2020

Ralph W. Buhr, 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Churubusco, IN to the late Paul C. and Marie (Schmidt) Buhr. He married Gloria (Koester) Buhr and she survives. Ralph was a single copy manager for the Fort Wayne Newspapers for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Ralph enjoyed playing golf. He was known for his humorous personality and his rousing rendition of “I like beer”. Above all else, Ralph was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Surviving are his children, Michael (Dawn) Buhr, Janet (Daniel) Green, and Tamara (Daniel) Dahling; six grandchildren; five great-grandsons; brothers, Elmer (Vera) Buhr and Robert (Joan) Buhr; and sisters, Joan (Clair) Winesburg, Pauline Carpenter, Marcella Buhr and sister in law Carol Buhr. Ralph was also preceded in death by brothers, Eldon and Melvin. Due to the current pandemic all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Worship Anew or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to Dignitymemorial.com.


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Ann Chandler

July 25, 2020

My condolence to Gloria and the Buhr family. Ralph worked at FWN with Bob and was not only a co-worker, but a good friend. They enjoyed bowling, golfing and fun times together . Since Bob's death, I have enjoyed sharing memories with Ralph and Gloria. I'll always remember his hugs and hearing him saying "How the heck are you Annie?"
Praying that our Lord and Shepherd will wrap you in his arms and bring you comfort and peace.
Cherish the memories.

Annie Chandler

Nancy Henderson

July 24, 2020

I have wonderful memories of Ralph. He was a kind hearted man with a memorable sense of humor. Larry and I are blessed to have had him over our house many years ago after Ryan and Rachel’s wedding. I still remember him laughing and chatting up a storm at the bar.....he was a character! My deepest sympathies for your loss. Much love and peace to you all.

Lori Carson

July 24, 2020

I got to know Ralph at Golden Years. He talked about his family and you could see the love that he had for you. I was drawn to his fun loving personality. He will be missed but I know he is making the angels laugh now. My prayers are with you.

Roslyn Albersmeyer

July 24, 2020

To Ralph's Family; I would like to send our condolence to all of you. I worked with Ralph at FW Newspapers in the circulation dept. for several years and remember him real well. He was kind and respected of everyone he worked with. I think we all enjoyed his funny comments. May you all know that he will rest in Peace now with our Lord and Savior. With Sympathy---Rosie & Carl Albersmeyer-----my husband also worked for FWN.

Jim Mitsch

July 24, 2020

My condolences to Gloria for your lose. Ralph was quite a character and I enjoyed our times on the golf course together with Copy. What are you going to do with all those hats? Prayers to all.

Michael Hack

July 24, 2020

To the Buhr Family,With Deepest Sympathy! I am sorry to hear about your loss of a loved one he will be missed but not forgotten he was a wonderful guy who would do anything for you,he would always like to joke around,and I know he would like to pick on Chad,he will forever be in your hearts. Bob, Joan,Chad,Holly I'm sorry to hear the bad news about your brother passing may the lord be with you,and your family? You guys have my Deepest Sympathy.He was a good person he will be missed but not forgotten he will be in your hearts always.So sorry for your loss?Sincerely Yours,Michael Hack,and Vicki & Roy Hack