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RNORMAL - Ralph L. Lane, 78, of Waterloo died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 22, 2005) at Waterloo.

His funeral will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, the Rev. Arthur Foster officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

He was born Nov. 30, 1927, at Eldorado, the son of Earl and Mary (Minshull) Lane.

Survivors include his children, Richard (Nancy) Lane, Columbia; and Rosalind Lane, Eldorado; grandchildren, Sonja Roden, Nicole Lane (Jason Toon), Erika Lane, Amy Lane, Rachel (Dan) Lipp, Grant Lane and Ramona Tucci; great-grandchildren, Veronica White, Taylor Lipp, Paige and Samantha Lipp, Matthew Lane and Ava Lane Toon; brother, Jerry (Dorothy) Lane, Eddyvile; sister-in-law, Shirley Lane, Eldorado; brother-in-law, Norman (Delores) Vaniman, Sacremento, Calif.

His parents; wife, Rowena Lane; and a brother, Larry Lane, preceded him in death.

He was a retired professor at Illinois State University, past president of Illinois State High School Speech Association and a U.S. Army veteran.

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