Ronald L. Robarge, 62

Ronald L. Robarge, age 62, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Robarge was a lifelong farmer whose real passion was raising beef cattle and especially Shorthorn cattle. He also worked for 38 years at General Motors in Defiance as a team leader. He was a member of UAW Local 211, Ohio Cattleman’s Association, American Shorthorn Association, was involved with FFA for many years and was a 4-H advisor for over 25 years. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

Ronald Lee Robarge was born October 16, 1953 in Defiance, Ohio, the son of Franklin “Jake” and Dolores (Florence) Robarge. He was a 1971 graduate of Bryan High School and a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University. On June 24, 1978, he married Tammy A. Schindler at Marysdale Immaculate Conception church, and she survives.

Ronald is also survived by his children, Dan (Erica) Robarge, of Defiance, Jenny (Matt) Meyer, of Bryan, April (Keeley) Robarge, of Montpelier and Jacob Robarge, of Bryan; four grandchildren, Levi, Collin, Madeline and Abigail; brothers, John (Laura) Robarge, of Bryan and Larry (Deb) Robarge, of West Unity and a sister, Patricia Robarge, of Stryker. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Polly Batterson.

Visitation for Ronald will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan and one hour prior to funeral services on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Sloan officiating. Burial at Shiffler Cemetery will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in the form of donations to the Defiance 4-H programs.

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