Ralph L. Tolliver, 89, of New Berlin died Monday, February 10, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center.
Ralph was born April 11, 1930, in Virden, the son of Lorris H. and Violet L. (Merry) Tolliver. He married Marilyn “Jean” Birdsell in 1951.
Ralph retired from Bunn in 1995 where he served as an over the road driver for 43 years. He received a safe driving award for 1 million accident-free miles. After retirement, Ralph worked part-time at Farmers Grain Elevator in New Berlin. He was a member of Berlin Christian Church for 50 years where he served as an elder and deacon. He was also a member of Mason Divernon Lodge #1158 A.F. & A.M for more than 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Lois Irene Jackson and Shirley Diane Spitzner.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Jean” Tolliver; daughter, Nancy Jean (husband, Dan) Martin of Springfield; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild; two sisters Edith (husband, Rudolph) King and Lorris Tolliver.
Family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, February 15 at Berlin Christian Church, 2580 S. Wake Rd., New Berlin. The funeral ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Warren Brosi, officiating. Burial will follow at Waverly East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Berlin Christian Church, 2580 S. Wake Rd., New Berlin, IL 62670.
Butler Funeral Home in New Berlin is in charge of arrangements.