Ronald J. Crum, 67, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.
He was born Oct. 14, 1946, in Tiffin, to John E. and Joyce M. (Seigley) Crum. He married Sandra A. Fatzinger Aug. 9, 1975.
Survivors include his mother, Joyce, of Tiffin; wife, Sandy "Sweetie"; a son, Kevin (Ann) Fatzinger of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Brandy (Jeff) Miller of Tiffin and Becky (Brian) Osterwalder of Marshall, Mich.; two brothers, Russell J. Crum and Dennis E. (Joanne) Crum, both of Tiffin; two sisters, Jayne E. (Larry) Whitesel of Junction City and Jill M. Ingram of Stow; and seven grandchildren, Lori and Rachel Fatzinger, Audra, Marah and Owen Miller, and Cole and Grant Osterwalder.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2001; a brother, Douglas Crum, in 1993; and an infant granddaughter, Mary Lynn Fatzinger, in 1996.
Ronald graduated in 1965 from Hopewell-Loudon High School and attended Tiffin University. He was drafted into the U.S. Air Force March 17, 1967, serving in Vietnam and Germany. He was honorably discharged March 11, 1971.
Ronald worked at General Electric for more than 20 years, retiring in 1986, farmed family and area farms his entire life, was a Seneca County 4-H adviser, was on the Bascom Elevator board and coached girls' softball for many years. He was a jokester and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and traveling with his wife and family.
Ronald was a quiet, caring person and a great dad, teaching his children all about life's challenges and life lessons. He loved everyone, especially his family. Whenever you see a farmer looking at crops, remember Ronnie.
His funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with his cousin, Norman Murray, officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin, with military honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Friends may visit with the family 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca County 4-H or Seneca County Junior Fair Foundation.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.