Ralph R. Moldenhauer

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Ralph R. Moldenhauer

Dr Ralph R Moldenhauer of Dubois Wyoming died September 25, 2018. He was 83 years old. As per his wishes, he was cremated and the remains will be scattered at the family home in Dubois. No services are planned.
Ralph was born April 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Mary (Bierzynski) and Leroy Walter Moldenhauer.
He graduated form high school in Detroit in 1953, after which he was a draftsmen, served in the Navy Reserves and played youth hockey before attending Michigan State University where he received a bachelor's degree in biology. After receiving his Masters and his PHD from Oregon State University he taught 30 years at Sam Houston State University In Huntsville Texas where he taught biology and natural history of vertebrates.
He worked on special natural history program for the U. S. Army and the National Parks. He spent three summers making a check list of the birds of Yukon Charlie National Rivers Park in Alaska.
After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Dubois Wyoming in the late 1990s to bird , fish and travel. If a bird was heard , his family says he'd go look for it. His travels looking for birds took him to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and the Galapagos. He enjoyed photography, fishing and he loved working with his grandkids and his students.
He met Marlene Latham in 1958 while attending Michigan State and they married August 22, 1959 in Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Marlene of Dubois ; son Alex (Amy) Moldenhauer, of West Yellowstone Mont.and daughter Vicki (Sean) Wheelock, of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren Sam, Emmett, Ben and Megan Moldenhauer and Kyle (Alyssa) Farris and Jacob Pegoda and his sister Joyce Smith of Detroit, Michigan.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or on line at www.lbda.org/donate.
Published on October 26, 2018
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Lela Thomson
Nov 08, 2018
Marlene, as I have enjoyed walking through our wild flowers here in East Texas, have thought of your stories of you and Ralph enjoying nature so much. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Donald Mooneyham
Oct 28, 2018
Special teacher:taught our daughter at Sam
Alice Ellis
Oct 27, 2018
We thank God for sharing you with all of us and you for sharing you with us too. You are myvery favorite Brother-in-law. Rest in peace "Doc"