Ralph D. Eachus, 84, was born October 12, 1927 in Vancouver, WA. He married June Horst on December 10, 1954 in Portland, OR. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Korea during that time. He obtained his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 1958. Ralph worked at Blackhawk-Grundy Mental Health Center for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He died at Covenant Medical Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife June of rural Dysart, son Tom (Diane) of Waterloo, daughter Sue (Paul) Suek of Eden Prairie, MN and five grandchildren Brian, Sam, Ellie, Tim and Sarah. Overton Funeral Home is in charge of cremation and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center.