Maurell Lee Ralston, 84, of Grundy Center, IA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at MercyOne/Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA. There will be no service and burial will be in the Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, IA, at a later date. The family is being helped by Joe Simon and Anderson Funeral Homes of Conrad, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Maurell was born March 29, 1935, in rural Grundy Center, IA, the son of Clayton and Ella (Abels) Ralston. He attended Reinbeck schools. Maurell proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years. He was united in marriage to Mary Beenken on August 3, 1954, in Reinbeck, IA. Maurell worked at Rath Packing for 34 years. He then went to work for and retired from the Lincoln Co-op. Maurell was bold in his faith and not afraid to share it with others. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center. Some of Maurell's favorites include fishing, his faith, fishing, spending time with his family, and fishing.
Maurell was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters: Laurie and her husband, Danny Szadga, of Omaha, NE, and Janie and her husband, David Strickler, of Grundy Center; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Such an honorable man of faith and family man! He will be missed, he was always fun to chat with at the folks; loved hearing his stories!
Prayer for the family may God give you comfort at the time of your loss. As you hold on to the memories of your Dad my it give you peace as friends and family gather to honor him at this time!
I have such fond memories growing up of my Uncle Maurell. My sincere sympathy and hugs to Aunt Mary, cousin Laurie and family, cousin Janie and family, and other family and friends. May the precious memories you have and the love he had for all of you be of some comfort to you at this time. Heaven gained a very special man...until we meet again. Your niece, Sheri
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