Ronald William Collier, 83, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Bethesda Care Center. He was born on June 27, 1934 in Fremont, the son of Howard and Eileen (Ryan) Collier. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School.
Ron served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for eight years. He married Janet Arlene Bartee on June 23, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she survives.
Ron was the CEO/General Manager of the Clyde-Findlay Whirlpool Credit Union and retired in 1991 after many years of service. He was a member and past treasure of the Coon Creek Hunt Club. Ron loved fishing and boating with his son “Ross” and “fishing buddies”. He enjoyed OSU football, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians.
Ron is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Janet Arlene Collier; Fremont, OH; children, Christina (John) Reynolds, Westerville, OH, Carrie (Joe) Beier, Roni (Steve) Blue, Georgia Collier and Ross Collier all of Fremont, OH; siblings, Richard (Gail) Collier, Barnes, WI and Ruthann (Anthony) Ruggiero, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Malory (Brett) Sykes, Marci Blue, Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Blue, Peighton and Paige Collier; great grandchildren, Sadie and Chloe Sykes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Bethesda Care Center staff and Dr. Joe Hiestand and staff.
Memorial Mass: Monday, July 31, 2017; 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH. The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 at the church prior to mass.
There will also be a Celebration of Life at Coon Creek Hunt Club at a later date.
Memorials: Bethesda Care Center, 600 N. Brush St, Fremont, OH 43420
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Will miss this Great Guy!
Rick & Jan (Roth) Albaugh
Dear Janet and Family,
We are sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I don’t know of any words that can ease
your pain. Just hang on to all the wonderful memories you’ve shared. And know
your friends are here for you.
When someone you love becomes a memory.
That memory becomes a priceless treasure.
Love and prayers.
Ron was a great guy who helped me immensely when I was at Fremont Credit Union. A real mentor who I looked up to.
So sorry for your loss. Do remember the good times and what a good man that he was.
Ruthanne and family
You are all in my prayers. Keep the special memories you have close to your hearts forever
Ross an Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Deepest Sympathy.
Janet and family, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. God bless you at this difficult time.
Sorry for your families loss Ross…
Ross, Georgia and Family,
So sorry to hear. Praying for you and wishing you the best.
Tina (Durnwald) DeLaet
Carrie and the Collier Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing….
Jan, sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. I always enjoyed picking him up to go to the Coon creek Hunt Club meetings. On the way there, we would talk about our families. On the way home, we would solve all the worlds problems. I will miss him.
Amy Michael Leadford
Chris and Carrie, so very sorry for the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.
To the Blue family, So sorry for your loss.
The Vaughn family
May God’s promises bring comfort to you and your family during this difficult time. Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29.
To The Entire Collier Family, Mrs Collier, Ross and all the kids, -From and on Behalf of Jerry&Audrey Trabbic and Family. We extend our heartfelt sympathies with fond memories of a good man your husband, father and grandfather was. I let Jerry know the other day about Ron’s passing and he told me about the early Whirlpool days when they used to cut each other’s hair to save a little money.
May God Bless,