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Ralph "Keith" Bumgarner

Central City

Ralph "Keith" Bumgarner, 79, of Central City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Anamosa Care Center, Anamosa. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Zion Presbyterian Church, Coggon, with additional visitation one hour prior at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Keith was born Feb. 19, 1939, in Olin, Iowa, the son of Frank and Ruby Bumgarner. He graduated from Dunkerton High School. On Aug. 4, 1959, Keith married Betty Jean Seidel in Haven, Iowa. He was a dairy farmer for over 30 years in Tama and Coggon. Keith drove a grain truck for 20 years. He loved horses, riding in a lot of horse shows and training them for a good many years. He was a member of the Zion Presbyterian Church in Coggon. Keith enjoyed Westerns and reading, especially books by Louis L'Amour.
Keith is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Bumgarner of Central City; sons, Jerry (Teresa) Bumgarner of Solon and Terry Bumgarner of Coggon; daughter, Peggy (Ray) Hugaert of Clarence; 12 grandchildren, Desi, Austin, Jenelle, Gina, Sarah, Dustin, Allison, Chad, Cody, Caleb, Ila and Keith; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dixie (George) Jones, Dyna Kay, Rocky (Barb) Bumgarner and Darrin (Hope) Bumgarner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ruby Bumgarner; father- and mother-in-law, Emil and Gertrude Seidel; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Bumgarner; granddaughter, Cindy Moore; and brothers, Jim Bumgarner and Bill Bumgarner.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Keith's name.
Please share a memory of Keith at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.