COLUMBUS GROVE - Richard S. Palte, 84, of Columbus Grove died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf.

He was born May 2, 1928 in Columbus Grove to the late Joseph and Frances (Schroeder) Palte. On May 28, 1960, he married Bridget Delia Rush, who died Sept. 10, 2012.

Richard is survived by three children, Bob (Janet) Palte of Westfield Center, Bernadette (Jeff) Moratt of Hilliard and Frances (Doug) Spencer of Waynesfield and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Thomas Palte; two sisters, Mary Roehm and Margaret Youngpeter; and four brothers, Lawrence, Ignatius, Bernard and Robert Palte.

Richard retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima. He was an Navy veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, member of Knights of Columbus in Findlay, where he was a 4th Degree, and member of Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW and the Fraternal Order Orioles in Lima.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove with Fr. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside by the Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW.

Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St.Anthony's Centennial Fund or Putnam County Hospice.

The Family would like to thank the employees of the O-G Meadows for the excellent care they gave their mom and dad.

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