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Ralph Eugene Langhofer

June 15, 1936 — September 8, 2023

Ralph Eugene Langhofer was born to David Langhofer, Jr. and Minnie (Abel) on June 15, 1936, in Bayard, Ne. Ralph grew up in Bayard and graduated from Bayard High School in 1954. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Chadron State College while serving as an E2 in the Air National Guard. Ralph began his career at Pure Grow Chemical. Shortly thereafter, he married Linda Townsend and expanded their family by having two daughters, Heather and Wendi.

In 1973, Ralph was recruited and moved his family to Imperial, NE where he joined the team at Brown Chemical, Co. After a few years, he transitioned to Chase County Grain to advance his career where he was soon promoted to General Manager. In 1977, he married Lois Ann Likens until she passed in 1991. Ralph began his retirement years in 1997.

Ralph excelled professionally, achieving recognition for his management abilities. He also found success in personal interests, from football and shooting to bowling and golf. This can be seen through the numerous trophies and score cards found tucked away.

Ralph enjoyed all aspects of golf, playing, watching, and organizing a fantasy golf league. He spent many hours in his “pro shop” (in his basement), providing custom clubs and professionally fitting them for family, friends and clients. His analytical mind and attention to detail helped him bring new technology to the area.

Ralph’s amazing qualities are what attracted Patricia (Pat) to him. They enjoyed each other’s company. Over the years, one would know how to find them as they were either out to eat on date night or spending time together on the course.

Ralph is survived by his life partner, Patricia (Pat) O’Brien; daughters, Heather Langhofer-Classen of Phoenix, AZ and Wendi Nordhausen (Nate) of Wauneta, NE; stepdaughters, Valerie Brush and Yolanda Ambrosek; sister-in-law, Paulyne Langhofer; his grandchildren, Aaron Classen (Cindy) of Phoenix, AZ, Zackary Classen of Lincoln, NE, Brooklyn Brott (Tristan) of Ogallala, NE, Hannah Curl (Luke) and Brody Nordhausen, all of Wauneta, NE; Great grandchildren, Jaxon Classen, baby Classen, Emerson Brott and Haven Curl; step grandchildren, Clint Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Curtis Johnson, Joseph Ambrosek, and Gerald Ambrosek; nephew, Denis Langhofer; and niece, Renee Burke.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Linda and Lois Ann; stepdaughter, Lynette Johnson; and brother, Robert Langhofer.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. MT Monday, September 25 at Imperial Berean Church with Pastor Matt Maxwell officiating.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials in Ralph’s memory have been suggested to the Chase County Hospital Foundation and Enders Lake Golf Course.
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