Ralph E. Boerste, 73, died at 11:46 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 at Gibson General Hospital, in Princeton. He was born July 5, 1932 in Tell City

He had lived in
Princeton since 1971, moving there from Owensboro, KY, and was formerly from Tell City. He retired as an accountant for Potter and Brumfield, where he worked for several years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Princeton. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of VFW Post 1147 and the Princeton American Legion. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and
Lydia (Winter) Boerste, his first wife, Roberta (Hauser) Boerste in 1976; his second wife Linda (Lee) Boerste, in 2003; and two brothers, Frank and Alvin Boerste

He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Boerste, of Haubstadt; a son, Kevin Boerste, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Lucille Cassidy and Dorothy LaGrange, both of Tell City; a brother, Albert Boerste, of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. CST Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Princeton, with Father Bernie Etienne officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery, near Tell City.


Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. CST on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.