August 14, 1940 — Sept. 28, 2012
NORWALK — Ronson D. Shipley, age 72, of Norwalk, passed on September 28, 2012 at Gaymont Nursing Center after an extended illness.
Ron was born August 14, 1940 in Elyria, Ohio. Son of his late parents, Melvin J. and Roselea M. Shipley. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1958.
Ron lived most of his life in Norwalk and managed a dry cleaning business. Later as Foreman at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant. During the 70's, Ron won thousands of dollars for suggesting ideas for Ford. Ron was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and Lion's Club. He liked old Ford cars, wood crafts and motorcycle racing.
Ron is survived by his children; Annette, Ronson and Christina, brothers; Neil and David, sisters; Sylvia Stirpe and Sue Ann Spiess; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Anyone who wishes in Ron's memory may donate to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or one's favorite charity.
A graveside funeral by Evans Funeral Home will be held 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk. Rev. Lenore Kure, First Congregational UCC, will be officiating the ceremony.
Online condolences may be sent to www.norwalkfuneral.com.