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Ronald R. Treece

December 21, 1954 — October 1, 2020

Grover Hill, Ohio

Ronald R. Treece, 65, of Grover Hill went home to be with the Lord at 3:03 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his residence.

Born on December 21, 1954 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the son of Justus Ray and Laura Maxine (Elston) Treece. On August 11, 1978, he married Karla Erford, who survives. Together, they shared 42 years of marriage.

Ron was an entrepreneur and a life-long farmer in Paulding County.

He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and served on the boards of the Paulding County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Western Buckeye Education Service Center.

Ron had a love of farming, Wayne Trace Basketball, and most importantly, his family - especially his 11 grandchildren. Ron was a dedicated member of the community, always putting the needs of others first and never hesitating to help those in need. He had the ability to make anyone feel special. His sense of humor will be deeply missed, but we are blessed that he left us all with a lifetime of humorous stories.

Surviving are his parents, Ray and Maxine Treece of Paulding, Ohio; his wife, Karla of Grover Hill, Ohio; his children, Brant (Rachel) Treece of Payne, Ohio, Shanna (Andy) Barton of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lauren (Matt) Oesterle of Mill Valley, California, and Dane (Brittany) Treece of Paulding, Ohio; grandchildren, Maddox and Eli Treece, Alexandria, Drew, Jackson and Pierce Barton, Briar, Brooks and Neve Oesterle and Tatum and Presley Treece; siblings, Dennis (Jane) Treece of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Deb (James) Caserta of Holland, Michigan and Kristy (Jay) Smith of Rockwell, Texas; and his father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Mary Erford of Hamler, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Patricia (Plescher) Treece.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 9, 2020 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Rev. Chris Bohnsack celebrating.

The family will receive friends following mass on Friday from 12:30-2:30 PM at 13879 Road 60, Haviland, Ohio.

While family and friends are invited to attend Ron's services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family members and friends. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as required by state mandate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ron`s memory may be directed to the Grover Hill Fire & E.M.S. or to a charity of the donor's choice.

To share in Ron's online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald R. Treece, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 9, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church (Haviland, Ohio)


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, October 9, 2020

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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