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Ronald Dee Moffett
Ronald Dee Moffett passed away at home after a 22 month battle with stage IV prostate cancer. Ron was the oldest son of Edith (Grier) Moffett and Thomas Dewey Moffett, Jr. He grew up in East Liberty, Ohio. A year after graduating from high school, Ron enlisted in the Coast Guard and became a diesel mechanic. He married his soul mate, Gretchen (Cook) Moffett on June 20, 1969. They have one daughter, Ronnie.
Ron was very active in the Swanton community. He coached girls’ softball, served on Village Council, Planning and Zoning Committee, and was an active member of the “O” Division of the Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club. Ron was an avid bowler for many years and rolled a 300 game on February 14, 1980. He and Ronnie also bowled in several tournaments together. Ron worked as a diesel mechanic for Detroit Diesel and WW Williams until his retirement in 2008. Ron was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Ron leaves behind his wife, Gretchen, daughter Ronnie(Fred) Bower and grandson Josh, siblings Dan(Joan) Moffett, Barry(Marcia) Moffett, Karen Moffett, Becky(Chuck) Schmitt, Cindy(Randy) Bell, a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends. He will be missed by all.
Family and friends may visit Sunday, May 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Monday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton, with Pastor JT Bean officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main Street, Swanton, OH 43558, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551, or Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club, Box 26, Swanton, OH 43558.
Visitation: Sunday, May 31st from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Monday, June 1st at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church
Sorry for you loss, my thoughts are with you.
Todd Dixon May 31 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen, we are so sorry to hear about Ron passing. All that we can do is hope that it was peaceful and know that he is in a better place. The few times that we met him we only wish could have been more or longer. The few times we met him he was always smiling and in good spirits. Ron will truely be missed by all.
Jon Hartgrove, Shana & Rhiannon Ruckreigle May 31 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen, you have given it your all. Now God is going to care for your beloved husband. So sorry for you and your daughter. We will be thinking of you in the days to come.
Carol Rittenbery and family May 31 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen and Ronnie: We were sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We have lived in Fremont, Ohio after leaving our home at West Point Estates. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Wayne and Madeline Doble May 31 2015 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss Gretchen and Ronnie, prayers and thoughts are with you.
Bill and Joan Green May 30 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen and family, we were so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He has left you and your family far too soon. We had hoped and prayed that he would recover from his illness. In our limited contact with Ron he always seemed to be enjoying himself and always seemed to have a smile on his face. We hope that it will give you some comfort knowing that our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Jerome and Linda Martell May 30 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, Keeping you your family in our prayers, at this difficult time.
Bonnie & Ron Holdeman May 29 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen and Ronnie, we are so sad to hear of Ron's passing and wanted you to know that we always enjoyed the times we ran into Ron over the years. We hope a lifetime of happy memories will comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sending hugs to you both.
Barb & Charlie Guess May 29 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen and family, We were saddened to hear of Ron's passing. What a battle he had to fight. His pain is gone and we are thankful for that. We will continue to pray for you and your family as your go through this sad time. In His peace.
Herold and Julia Peper May 29 2015 12:00 AM
Gretchen my heart goes out to you on Ron's passing. I will remember him with a smile on his face, no matter what he was dealing with, and he always talked about how great retirement was because he could be with you and the family, and do exactly what you two want to do. I knew Ron wasn't feeling well but I didn't know why, and prayed he would recover soon and be his smiling self. Keep his smile with you, and be strong. He will be missed. I know you will be okay with your family around you ! God bless !
Mary (Lambert) Smith May 29 2015 12:00 AM