The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

September 18, 2011

ElRoy Harvey Ratzlaff

Published 9-18-11

ENID — ElRoy Harvey Ratzlaff was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Corn, Okla., to Aaron and Ann (Penner) Ratzlaff.

He was the fifth of eight children. At the age of 12 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He graduated from Corn Bible Academy in April 1944.

From June 1944 until his discharge in September 1946, he served in the Army Medical Corp.

In November 1946 he married Erma Jean Flaming. To that union was born three children: sons, Ken and Bob and daughter, Jean.

He taught at Oklahoma Bible Academy in Meno, Okla., for 16 years. One of his greatest honors was to observe the spiritual growth of the students he taught at OBA. He also taught at Corn Bible Academy, several schools in the Phoenix area, and Rutland, Vt.

He served as administrator of Evangelical Mission Ministries for 17 and 1⁄2 years in Pharr, Texas.

In 2008 they retired to Palm Village in Reedley, Calif.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, surrounded by family, he peacefully graduated to heaven.

ElRoy is survived by his wife, Erma of Reedley, Calif.; sons, Ken and wife Pat of Bangor, Mich, and Bob and wife Cynthia of Inman, Kan.; daughter, Jean and husband Peter Penner of Reedley, Calif.; six grandsons; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Barney; and three sisters, Bertha, LeOra and Arlene.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Ann Ratzlaff, brother Paul and and infant sister.

One of his life verses was: “Surely Goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life and afterwards I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Palm Village in Reedley, Calif. Arrangements by Dopkins Funeral Home, Dinuba, Calif.

Condolences may be made online at joeflaming

(Submitted by family)

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