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1948 Ronald 2020

Ronald Harper

September 16, 1948 — May 15, 2020


Ronald L. Harper, 71, loving husband to Deborah (Druck) Harper, passed away on Friday May 15, 2020, with his family at his side, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

He was born to the late Jerry Q. and Betty J. (Waters) Harper in St. Louis Missouri.  He is also preceded in death by a brother, Don Harper (Debbie).

Ron retired from LGE after 31 years as a gas line trouble technician and was a member of St. Peter Apostle Catholic Church.   He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.  The last five years of Ron’s “working” life he loved his volunteer work for Fr. Gene Scheich at St. Matthias and Fr. Nick Rice at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Besides his wife of 50 years he is survived by their children, Jeff Harper (Jenny), Todd Harper, and Aimee Gass (John) along with grandchildren, Kadie, Zach, Clay, Gabe, Lizzie, Ainsley and great-granddaughter, Jolene.  He will also be missed by siblings Denny Harper, Sheryl Woods, Beth Wilson (Tim), his in-laws Donna, Judy and Mike, whom he loved as his family and many other family and friends.

A special thanks to Jenny and John for their love and support and to all of the friends that stood by Debbie and Ron during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to American Alzheimer’s Association, 200 E. High Street, Suite 2, Lima, Ohio, 45801. (419-227-9700)

Services and burial will be private.

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