March 29, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, April 1, 2010 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Ronald Ropp, 69, of Urbana passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
He was born June 3, 1940 in Cable, the son of Elmer and Ethel (Eckurd) Ropp.
Ronald was a 1958 graduate of Urbana Local High School. He served 23 years in the Army National Guard. Ronald retired from Urbana Parts Company (NAPA) after 51 years of service. He was a member of USBC Bowling and spent several years as a youth bowling coach. He enjoyed bowling, golf, watching Ohio State sporting events and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Irma (Jacobs); sons, Kelly Scott Ropp of Urbana and Christopher Darryl (Sonja) of Urbana; grandchildren, Amy Jo (Clint) Salyers, Brittany Paige Ropp, Derek Risner and Emma L. Ropp; great grandson, David Colton Salyers; brothers, Donald Ropp of Urbana, Roger (Patricia) Ropp of Urbana and Paul (Barbara Jean) Ropp of Indian Lake; sisters, Margaret McCain of Urbana and Barbara Jean Ropp of Westville; sister-in-law, Fern Ropp of Urbana; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Cecil, Leonard (Laura), and Robert (Bob); brother-in-law, Delmar (Dick) McCain; sister-in-law, Joyce Ropp.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, April 1, 2010 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Derrick Fetz officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.