Ralph A. Halfmann

Ralph A. Halfmann, 83, of St. Lawrence died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the St. Lawrence Cemetery.A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Rowena and married Mary Alberta Holder Oct. 5, 1949, in Rowena. She preceded him in death March 2, 2004. Together, they farmed in St. Lawrence for more than 54 years.Ralph served in the United States Army in the occupation of Japan.He is survived by his children, Rudy and Linda Halfmann of Coahoma, Sandra Halfmann of San Angelo, Diann and Jim Cmerek of St. Lawrence and Ronnie Halfmann of St. Lawrence; grandchildren, Matthew and Marci Cmerek of Lubbock, Rebecca and Aaron Hughes of Midland and Douglas Cmerek of Midland; step grandchildren, Buddy and Kerry Slayton and Shawn Slayton; great grandbaby Hughes, due in March; step great grandchildren, Michael, Seth, Nate, Bode and Nevaeh; his siblings, Walter and Mary Ann Halfmann, Grace and Bill Phelps and Clara Cline; and special family friends, Dennis and Dee Matthiesen and Anthony Garza.He was also preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Pauline Halfmann; brothers, Victor, Ross and Harvey; and sister, Jean Connors.The family suggests memorials be made to ABC Ministries, HC 34, Box 183-A, Midland, Texas 79706; to Glasscock County EMS, P.O. Box 55, Garden City, Texas 79739; or a favorite charity.The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Carl "Dusty” Anderton and Penny for all the years of care and to Shannon AirMed, Shannon ER Staff, Shannon North Nursing Staff and Glasscock County EMS.Instead of being “Blue,” wear “Blue,” it was Daddy’s favorite color.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.comPaid obituary