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Ronald Lee Herrick

August 2, 1938 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 82)


Ronald Lee Herrick, age 82, of Butler passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his Butler home.

He was born on August 2, 1938 in Paulding County, Ohio to Fordyce and Mildred (Easterday) Herrick.  He graduated from Butler High School in 1956.

Mr. Herrick married Gay Anne Keesler on November 23, 1957 in Butler. 

He worked for Hendrickson Tandem Suspension in Butler for 36 years retiring in 2001.  He was a member of the United Workers Union where he was an officer and actually helped negotiate contracts over the years.  Mr. Herrick was a talented artist and enjoyed painting for many years.  He was a past member of the Fort Wayne Art Guild.  He was also an active member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.  Ron and Gay liked to bowl and participated in several bowling leagues in Hicksville, Butler and Auburn.  

Survivors include: 

His wife; Gay Anne Herrick of Butler.

Son and daughter-in-law; Steven Lee and Teresa Herrick of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Lisa G. and Jeffery Myers of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Sheila Jean and Darrel Reinhart of Auburn. 

8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson; Adam Herrick, 1 sister; Patricia Hart Gumbert and 2 brothers; Donald Lee Herrick and Robert Brickel.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn with Rev. Mike Smith of Norris Chapel United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.

Memorial donations may be directed to Riley Children's Hospital in care of the Riley Children's Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509 or donor’s choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.


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