Ronald Goddard

July 2, 1936 - January 13, 2022

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Ronald S. Goddard, 85, of Terre Haute, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family.

Ronald was born July 2, 1936 in Urbana, Ohio the son of the late Ivan and Helen (Smith) Goddard. He was a 1954 graduate of Westville High School. He was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the farm bureau and Grange. Ronald enjoyed bluegrass music, toy farm equipment, and watching his grandsons play basketball. Ronald had a personal relationship with each of his grandkids and great grandkids. They could all make him smile. Ronald passed with a great feeling of love of God and his relationships here on earth.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet (Grimm) Goddard; children, Carol Goddard (Barb Ropp), Sheryl (Tony) Ropp and Dale (Linda) Goddard; grandchildren, Tyler (Megan) Laughman, Jordan (Charles Oppong) Laughman, Grant Goddard, Ryan (Kayla Walls) Goddard, Matthew Goddard, Eric Goddard, Tia Ropp and Wesley (Tina) Ropp; great grandchildren, Hadley, Easton, Charlie & Marley Laughman, Samuel Oppong, Chase & Alexis Nickells, Dyllon & Skyler Ropp and Logan & Landon Zanfirov,; sister, Marilyn (Joe) Stanley; sisters-in-law, Patty Grimm and Janice Lower; lifetime friends, Marvin & Betty Lutz; grandchildren in love, Michael and Sam Vulgamore and their children, Logan & Morgan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; great grandson, Elijah Laughman; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Katherine Grimm; brothers-in-law, Robert (Bob) Grimm and David Lower and nephew, Kurt Grimm.

There are so many church friends and family that visited, sent cards or kept in touch. He was truly blessed to have so many wonderful, thoughtful people in his life.

A private funeral service will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 in the Terre Haute United Methodist Church with Pastor Barbara Pope officiating. For the safety of all involved, the family requests that you join them via Live Stream on the Vernon Funeral Homes Facebook page beginning at 10:55 a.m.

Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Terre Haute United Methodist Church, 5938 State Route 55, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Kandise Reed - Jan 19, 2022
So sorry for your loss. I just loved seeing and talking on the phone with him at Heritage. Such a nice guy! 🙂
Mary and John Loera - Jan 17, 2022
Maryann and John are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful husband,a father and grandfather and friend.Always made us feel welcomed with that wonderful smile he always had.Will be greatly missed.May God welcome you with a big smile
Courtney Long - Jan 17, 2022
Sharing in sadness with Ronald's entire community, the loss of a wonderful man. May many happy memories of him provide comfort in this difficult time. My love to you all.
Kathy Thompson - Jan 17, 2022
So sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayer's. Will miss his smiling face
Sandra Huxley - Jan 17, 2022
Deepest sympathy for his family. I will miss him. Was an Uncle to be proud of. And I was! Love Sandy
Linda McKenzie-Woods - Jan 14, 2022
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I have wonderful memories of growing up spending time with Carol and the Goddard family. Ronald was a special person and I know he will be terribly missed. Prayers, may God wrap his loving arms around your family.
Jerry Guenther - Jan 14, 2022
I met Mr. G at TSC over 15 years ago. He was selling his hay in front of this TSC. He has helped my Wife and I in many ways with our Dairy that we had for 7 years. He was like a second Father to me. He said his peace but was very blunt but meant well. I will truely miss him. My Wife, Sondra and I, Jerry send our prayers to his Wife and family at this time of sadness. Yours in Christ Jerry and Sondra Guenther.
Steve and Debbie Zook - Jan 14, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
paul faulkner - Jan 14, 2022
so sorry to hear ill never forget the good times on the farm and baling hey,,my prayers are with the entire family RIP ronald
Barb Ropp - Jan 13, 2022
I will alway remenber that smile,he alway greeted you with a smile good day and bad days,yes heaven gained a angel
Rich & Jennifer - Jan 13, 2022
We were so sorry to hear about Ronald. Your family is in our prayers.

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