Ronald J. Steel, age 64 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.
He was born on December 26, 1955 to the late Leo "Bud" and Marjorie (Groh) Steel in Defiance, Ohio. Ron proudly served our country in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea. On July 4, 1987 he married Marilyn (Ankney) Steel, who survives in Defiance. He worked for several years at General Motors until his retirement in 2003. Ron was a member of Defiance American Legion #117, and was a life member of AmVets #1991. He enjoyed farming, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Ron will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 33 years, Marilyn Steel of Defiance, his son Chris Steel of Defiance, and his daughter Brandy (Michael) Spicer of Centerville, OH. He also leaves behind two grandchildren; Riley Steel and Gemma Steel, his brother Dave (Nancy-dec.) Steel, and three sisters; Vicki (Rick) Kiessling, Kathy (Bob) Masterson, and Mary (Louie-dec.) Combs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Ruth Underwood and Peg Steel.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will take place at Sherman Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW #3360.
Memorials are suggested to The Epilepsy Foundation. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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