REMC mourns loss of former operations manager

Posted on Dec 19 2018 in Orange County REMC

Ralph Dwane Draper, 71, of French Lick, Indiana, passed away on Nov. 13, 2018, at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli. He was born on Dec. 8, 1946, in Herrin, Illinois, to Ralph M. and Esther L. Draper. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a United States Army Veteran in the Vietnam War and a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76, Orleans Masonic Lodge F & AM #153 and Loyal Order of Moose. He retired as an operations manager at Orange County REMC, had worked for Cinergy and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 1393.

Ralph is survived by two sons, Tim Austin (Jennifer) of Orleans and Chris Austin (Sharron) of Paoli; one daughter, Alison Harper of Oakland City; and five grandchildren.