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Ronald J. “Ronnie” Wilds
Ronald J. “Ronnie” WildsRonald J. “Ronnie” Wilds, 87 of Richwood, died Saturday November 4, 2023 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 15, 1936 in Ironton to the late Joseph and Florida (Ferguson) Wilds. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Karen Heminger and Elda Gail Colley.

Ronnie had worked many jobs to support his family. He worked in construction, worked at Goodyear, Marion Power Shovel and retired in 1998 from HTM in Russells Point. He had been part owner of B&W Pizza Shop in Broadway and owned two water slides, one at Loudonville and the other in Logan, they were called “Giant Twister Waterslide”.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Sue (Culver) Wilds, their children, Mark (Karen) Wilds of Marysville, Ronda (Carl) Conrad of Richwood and Mike Wilds of Raymond.
Brother, Edward Wilds of Richwood
Grandchildren, Tony Wilds, Trisha (Dan) Bell, Nicole (John) Hamilton, Carlee (Garrett Rudasil) Conrad and Caitlin Conrad
Great grandchildren, Layla and Layney Wilds, Nolan and Danica Bell, Paxton and Witten Rudasil and Hendrix Hamilton

Ronnie was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed camping in his younger days. But his favorite spot was home with his family around him. Ronnie loved to have fun and laugh about everything.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends to celebrate his life on Saturday December 2, 2023 from 11-2pm at the Fulton Creek Friends Church 10950 Fulton Creek Rd. Richwood, Ohio 43344.

Memorial gifts may be made to Christ the Rock Church at C/O Pastor Dale Baker 800 Sheridan Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Sharon K Stinemetz
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 1:43 PM

Sue , Ronda and Mark my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

#2 from: Phyllis Speyer
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 3:12 PM

Deepest condolences for the family. May you find comfort in your memories of a life well lived

#3 from: Carolyn Jamison Fulford
Sebring, FL
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 3:16 PM

To the Wilds Family.  I am sorry for the loss of your Husband and Dad. Please know he is in a much better place and is without pain. My condolences, Carolyn (Jamison) Fulford

#4 from: Judy Hall Baker
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 3:17 PM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#5 from: Nancy pacha & Virg Hoffman
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 5:32 PM

Sue and family, so very sorry to heard of Ron's passing. I did not know this I must have missed it . Please know  I am so sorry.

#6 from: Rita Lou Rubeck Headington Parker
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 6:41 PM

My sincere condolences to the Wilds family.  Never forget the good times spent together.  

#7 from: Angela Phipps
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 6:44 PM

Sue and family so saddened to hear the passing of Ronnie what a great guy and he sure did like to laugh and have fun my thoughts and prayers are with you all

#8 from: Joseph Wedding
345 N Parkview Ct. Dillon, Mt.
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 7:13 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and thoughts your way.

#9 from: John & Sherry (Kavanagh) Pickersgill
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 8:00 PM

So very sorry for your loss.  I remember even as a kid what sweet neighbors Ron and Sue always were.  Sending thoughts and prayers that his love and memories you carry in your heart will bring some comfort and peace to all of you.  (And Ron if you’re catching up with my dad over a cold one give him a hug for me)

#10 from: Darlene and Wayne Guthrie
New Castle, PA
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Ronnie’s smile was constant and just a little devilish.   He was such a sweet soul.  May he find Eternal peace.  Condolences Sue and family.  His memory will always be just a heartbeat away.  Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.  

#11 from: Tracy Smith
Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 9:31 PM

So sorry for your loss 🙏

#12 from: Sabra Larry
Zanesfield ohio
Mon, Nov 6, 2023 at 6:25 AM

A great loss. My deepest sympathy to Sue and the entire family. I'm so grateful to have had Ronnie as my father in law and was a wonderful g Pap to my daughter Nicole. He was a ray of sunshine to us and his smile would just light up a room. He will be truly missed and always in our hearts, never forgotten and always loved. All our love to the family.

#13 from: Lynn and Shelley Beeney
Mon, Nov 6, 2023 at 8:15 AM

Ronda, Mike, Mark, Sue and the extended Wild's family.  We are so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing.   What a wonderful person with a contagious laugh. He would help anyone. He loved life and his family.  God bless you and keep you Ronnie, give Norma and Ernie a hug from us!

#14 from: Meg Grimaud
Silver sneakers
Mon, Nov 6, 2023 at 9:54 AM

Dear Sue, I was so sorry to hear about your dear husband. I know that God will give you the strength during this difficult time. Please let me know if I can do anything. you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Meg.

#15 from: Ron and Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Mon, Nov 6, 2023 at 5:51 PM

So sorry to hear about Ronnie. Prayers for peace and comfort for all.

#16 from: Jeff Webb
Richwood Ohio
Mon, Nov 6, 2023 at 11:05 PM

Dear Sue and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Ronnie will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him. I have been and will continue praying for you all as you go through this difficult time. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be you all. Sincerely Jeff Webb

#17 from: Kay (Watterson) Walters
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 8:31 AM

To all the family:     I am so sorry for your loss . Ronnie was a very happy an funny guy. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts an Prayers

#18 from: Rona Penix
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 2:20 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you all.

#19 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 1:49 PM

To Ronnie’s family we send our deep condolences.  And sending you hugs

#20 from: Johnanibert
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 4:52 PM

So sorry to hear of  Ron’s passing. Mr sympathy to the family.                     Johna Nibert

#21 from: Gregory Starks
Thu, Nov 9, 2023 at 10:18 AM

Iam very sorry to hear about your loss He was a Great man and hard working Father and good Neighbor We well be Praying for the family

#22 from: Debbie Lawyer
Fri, Nov 17, 2023 at 10:09 AM

Ronda and family - so very sorry to hear this sad news.

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