Ron E. Bruner, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 5, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Otho D. Bruner & Helen L. (Fourman) Bruner Brown.
Ron is survived by his wife Norma J. (Bey) Bruner of Greenville whom he married on December 3, 1988; children and spouses, Jeff & Jodi Bruner of Columbus, Shelley & Sean Weaver of Columbus, Matt & Chelsea Bruner of Greenville, Kim & Pete Davis of Greenville, William E. Bell of Springboro and Lynn & Tony Lewis of Greenville; grandchildren, Emily & Brad McIntyre, Derek & Laura Kagey, Spencer Lewis, Conner Lewis, Alex Bruner, Erin Bruner, Seth Weaver, Tara Weaver, Jordan Bell, Ethan Bell and Ashley Bell; great grandchildren, Everleigh & Atticus McIntyre; brothers, sisters and spouses, Rick Bruner of Arcanum, Sue and Steven Shaffer of Florida, Lynne & Harvey Hinshaw of Greenville and Don & Barbara Brown of Florida.; sisters in law, brother in law and spouses, Janet Mong of New York, Margie Dapore of Florida., Linda & John Grogean of Russia and David & Cyndi Bey of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step father, Glen E. Brown; sister in law, Marcia Bruner; brothers in law, Gary Bey, Roger Mong, Dick Dapore and Joe Gunckle; and sister in law, Carolyn Jeanne (Brown) Eubank.
He retired in 1995 from Fram Corp. of Greenville where he had been employed for 35 years. Also had worked for 10 years at Ludy’s Greenhouse Manufacturing and drove the VA Bus part time for several years. Ron was a veteran of the US Army, member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, Knights of Columbus, Greenville VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. His passion was woodworking and making pens where he won many ribbons at the fair. He enjoyed many winters in Florida with family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant and Deacon Tom Graber co-officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, where the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a Military Graveside Service. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com