Ronald E. Norman, a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away at 1:38 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Winona Lake at Grace Village Retirement Community. He was 91 at the time of his death.
Known by many as “Ron,” he was born on May 8, 1928, in Flint, Mich., he was the son of Richard L. and Freda K. (Rickel) Norman. He attended school in the Warsaw area and worked for Kosciusko County Highway Department for more than thirty years. Although he worked in nearly every position there, he retired from the sign department. He also owned his own floor refinishing business and ran a basketball stand at the fair.
On April 1, 1951, he was married to Jeanette Smith. Together their family includes four children and ten grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He was family focused and was known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, camping and all kinds of sports. For many years he enjoyed following his son around the region to watch him race sprint cars on dirt tracks and he rarely missed an episode of the Price is Right.
Those who survive with memories to cherish include his wife, Jeanette Norman of Warsaw; his daughters: Chris (Bob) Hatfield of Winona Lake and Lisa (Greg) Estepp of Nappanee; sons: Terry Norman of Fremont and Tim (Cindy) Norman of Warsaw; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. His parents; a granddaughter, Kelly Jo Hatfield and stepbrother, Jerry Kay all preceded him in passing.
The funeral services are planned with the assistance of Titus Funeral Home. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, 2819 Patterson Road, Warsaw, at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Steve Rahn will begin at 4 p.m. Private burial will take place be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Gifts in Ron’s memory may be given to the family for use at their discretion. Condolences may be sent to them by visiting www.TitusFuneralHome.com