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Ronald Lewis Swihart
Ronald Lewis Swihart CrossRonald Lewis Swihart 73 of Waldo, died late Saturday evening February 13, 2016 at the Marion General Hospital.
He was born August 7, 1942 in Prospect to the late Lewis V. and Thelma (Pryor) Swihart, he was also predeceased by his son, Jeff L. Swihart, siblings: Richard and Jerry Swihart and Dixie Bauder

Ron was a graduate of the Ohio State School for the Blind, he was a proud farmer, who loved being on the farm, working the ground. Ron was active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo where he held many positions, most notably he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He cherished his fishing trips to Canada with family and friends.

Ron was very involved with his community he loved, Waldo. When he was able, he could be seen walking around the village, visiting various people and local businesses, checking in to see how everyone was doing. He had served several terms as village councilman.

Ron was a member of the Eye to Eye Low Vision Support Group.

Surviving is his wife Carolyn “Sue” (Jordan) Swihart, they were married May 31, 1964 in Columbus, one daughter: Kathy (Ben) Graham of Cardington, six grandchildren: Sebastian Swihart, Julia, Nicholas, Sam, Kiki and Zach Graham, one brother: James V. (Margaret) Swihart of Marion, one brother in law: Bob Bauder of Delaware

Funeral services will be held Thursday February 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waldo, officiating will be Pastor Sarah Schaaf, burial will follow in the Waldo Cemetery, friends may call Wednesday from 4-6 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at PO Box 162 Waldo, Ohio 43356 and Eye to Eye Support Group at 723 Oak Dr. Marion, Ohio 43302

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#1 from: Charlie & Penny Albright
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Ron was my cousin, and it leaves a hole in my heart with his passing.  He was so strong with all his health troubles.  We will miss him so much.  Prays and love with Sue and all his family and friends.  What will I do without Ronnie

#2 from: The Charles Hines family
Millersville, Pennsylvania
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Ron was a nice person. He was always cheerful and friendly when we would see him. Our hearts go out to Sue. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#3 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:13 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Ron's passing.  I remember some great times at the Prospect United Methodist church many years ago.  I will remember you in Prayer at this difficult time.  Nancy Ackerman Wiley

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