DECATUR – Ralph Hiser of Rockford, formerly of Decatur, will celebrate his 100th birthday with family and friends at a gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in The Grand Victorian, Rockford. Cards may be sent to Ralph Hiser, The Grand Victorian, Apt. 209, 3495 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL, 61114.
Mr. Hiser was born Aug. 1, 1916, in Oakley. He married Helen Wright in 1943 in Lawton, Okla. She is deceased. He is an Army veteran and retired from A.W. Cash Valve Mfg. Corp.
He is the father of Martha (Richard) Dauphinais of Forest Hill, Md.; and Dr. Mark (Theresa) Hiser of Rockford. He has five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.