Ronald E. Walker, 77, went to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at Mercy Health (St. Rita's) in Lima, Ohio following injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was born June 9, 1944 in Howell County, Missouri to the late George and Edith (Proffitt) Walker. On May 4th, 1964 he married Shirley A. Kuhn who preceded him in death in August of 2021.
He was a 1962 graduate of Crestview High School.
Ron served his country in the United States Navy from January 1963 to April 1967, and was a Vietnam Veteran. Following his military service, Ron worked at International Harvester in Ft. Wayne till it closed in 1983. Ron shared his many talents with various businesses throughout his working career and retired from Elmco Engineering in Van Wert after many years of service. He was a member of the Van Wert Legion Post 178.
He is survived by his two children, Rhonda Walker of Van Wert and Sean (Candi) Walker of Middle Point and four grandchildren, Hayley & Lexie Walker of Van Wert and Kenzi (Ford) Tatum of Toledo and Christian Case of Middle Point; two brothers, Ron (Jean) Worline of Letitz, PA, and Donald (Carolyn) Walker; two sisters, Becky (Brad) Scheidt and Connie Slagle all of Ohio City. Ron was preceded in death by one sister, Debby Strickler and brother-in-law Dan Slagle formally of Ohio City. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and two great-great nephews.
A memorial and gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 ,with Pastor Marc Phillips officiating, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with the service at noon. The Olive Branch Church of God will be providing a dinner following the service at the church located on State Route 118 between Ohio City and Rockford.
Preferred memorials In lieu of flowers and gifts can be made to Olive Branch Church of God WCSC.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.