Ron Schmucker, 85

Ronald Sam Schmucker, 85, of Pioneer passed away Sunday March 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 17, 1929, in Fayette, Ohio, the son of the late Emerson and Lauree (Miller) Schmucker.

Ron served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War and was a dedicated member and trustee of the Agnew-Shinnabarger American Legion Post #307 and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bryan. He was a former farmer and retired from Allied Products in Hillsdale, Mich., in 1993.

Ron was a capable man, and took pride in working with his hands. He could build and fix most anything, from a house to an automobile. For many years, he could often be found in his workshop (Smokey’s Hideaway) tinkering or working on his latest project car. He was a kind and caring man, quick with a smile and a kind word for those he met. Ron enjoyed the outdoors and Westerns (both films and books), but above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Audree (Fiser) Schmucker;  sons, Mark (Gwen) Schmucker of Pioneer and Tim (Haley) Schmucker of Maumee; sisters, Jean (Mike-deceased) Graber, Elaine (Jim-deceased) Fiser and Linda (Frank) Middleton; brothers, Larry (Iona) Schmucker and Richard (Lois) Schmucker; and grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Tanner, McKenzie and Kendall Schmucker.

Preferred memorials can be made to the Williams County Veterans Memorial Building.

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