Obit--Ralph Roseberg

Ralph Roseberg

Ralph B. Roseberg, age 71, passed away at his home in Lewiston, ID, on Oct. 8, 2020.

He was born on July 4, 1949, in Wahoo, NE, to Hilmer and Annetta (Griess) Roseberg.

Ralph attended school in Ceresco, before moving to Sutton with his mother, following the death of his father. He was confirmed in the Saronville Lutheran Church and graduated from Sutton High School in 1967.

He went on to graduate from Nebraska Wesleyan with a degree in Biology and earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas.

Ralph was a Fisheries Biologist with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife at the Clearwater Fish Hatchery in Ahsahka, ID, until his retirement.

He almost always had a smile on his face and a jolly laugh to go along with it. This earned him the nickname “Hap”, short for Happy, from his Theta Chi fraternity brothers.

Ralph loved nothing more than spending time in his garden and earned the title of Master Gardener.

He was instrumental in starting the Farmers Market in Orofino, and later helped with the Farmers Market in Lewiston. Ralph said helping at the Farmers Market was like having a party to attend every Saturday.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Henry and Hedvig Roseberg and John and Ida Griess. He is survived by his aunt, Talitha Wach of Sutton, NE and his uncle, Walter Griess of Cincinnati, OH, along with numerous cousins and friends.

Also left to cherish his memory are his surrogate grandchildren, Dakota and Patrick Henry along with their mother Lori Couch.

A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the Swedeburg Cemetery in Ceresco, NE.

A Celebration of Life in Lewiston, ID will be held in the Spring of 2021.

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