Ralph Richard Dearning, 79, Bloomington

Ralph Richard Dearing, 79, of Bloomington, died Friday, August 7, at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born in Huntingburg February 15, 1941, to Ralph and Edna Mary (Bretz) Dearing.

Ralph was a 1959 graduate of Huntingburg High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, worked as a pharmacy technician at Bloomington Hospital, and was a member of Bloomington  VFW Post 604, American Legion Burton Wooley Post, Masonic Monroe Lodge 22; Bloomington York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine in Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dearing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Edna Dearning..

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg with Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 2366 Memorial Detail. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.