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W. Ralph Wisner

W. Ralph Wisner

Saturday, October 3rd, 1925 - Friday, August 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Walter Ralph Wisner, 93, of Upperco, died Friday, August 16, 2019.
Born October 3, 1925, in Upperco, MD, he was the son of the late George Herbert Wisner and Maude Pauline Berryman Wisner. He was the husband of the late Martha Jane Anglum Wisner, whom he married July 13, 1946.
In 1942, he graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown, MD, and in 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps assigned to Castle Field Army Air Base in Merced, CA. He was a gunnery instructor for 50-caliber machine guns used in B17 and B24 airplanes.
He and his wife met Christmas Eve 1945, at Castle Field Army Air Base. Following his discharge, he worked at Dell Crest Farm where he learned to run a bulldozer and plow snow. His experience with heavy equipment led to his work for 50 years in road construction, retiring as vice-president and general manager of Crest Contracting Company.
He was a lifetime member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church congregation, charter member of American Legion Hampstead Post 200, member of Piney Branch Golf Club since 1972, and a board member of Farmers and Merchants Bank since January 1973.
Surviving are children Nancy Robertson, W. Ralph Wisner, Jr., and David Wisner; grandchildren Kati Grow, Rebecca Rumsey, Doug Wisner, Krista Wisner, Kelly Gehring, and Liz Wisner; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Martha Jane Anglum Wisner; brother, George Herbert Wisner, Jr.; brother, John Berryman Wisner; sister, Georgia Ann Wisner; infant daughter, Patricia Ann Wisner; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Ann Gorsuch Wisner.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main Street, Hampstead.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3800 Black Rock Road, Upperco. Interment will be in the church cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mt. Zion Cemetery of Upperco, MD., Inc., 3800 Black Rock Road, Upperco, MD 21155.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
    Address
    3800 Black Rock Road
    UPPERCO, MD 21155
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery
    Address
    3800 Black Rock Road
    UPPERCO, MD
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Affiliations

  • American Legion
  • U.S. Army Air Force

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Jacqie Watts O'Meara

Posted at 07:49pm
Ralph was a long time friend of my parents Donald & Georgia Watts. I remember our families getting together when we were young. Ralph & Martha were lovely people.

Diane Flower

Posted at 04:20pm
Ralph was such a kind and caring man. He was our neighbor for over 30 years and was very active in our church, Mt. Zion UMC. He was a generous Christian man and we were very fond of him. Our condolences to his family. Love, the Flower Family
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Edmund Haile

Posted at 12:35pm
I worked for Baltimore County in the highway inspection division in the 1960s. I had many contacts with Ralph as manager of Crest Contracting Co. He was a true professional and a gentleman. I was always glad when Crest got a county contract because I knew the work would be done properly and there would be no disputes with the contractor. I left the county in 1968 and joined private consulting firms afterward. I still had occasional contact with Ralph all positive. I am sad that Ralph has passed on. I am now retired and living in Snow Hill. Ed Haile
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