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Ronald J. Obermeyer, 70, Oldenburg, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 7, 1947, in Batesville, he was the son of Opal (Collins) and Bernard Obermeyer. He married Darlene Pulskamp Nov. 21, 1970, at St. Mary's of the Rock Catholic Church. Ron served in the National Guard from 1970 until 1976. He was an engineer and director at Hill-Rom Architectural Products for 36 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of St. John Oldenburg Commandery 220, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, Eagles Club Aerie 1130 and a former member of the Eagle Fire Co.
Ron had several passions, but the most important of them was his family. He was proud of his six children and dearly loved his grandchildren. Music was also an important part of his life, starting with the band The Steppin' Stones as a teenager and the group Now and Then for the last 30 plus years as a guitarist. An outdoorsman, Ron loved hunting and fishing and always looked forward to annual fishing trips with his buddies. Patience, kindness, musical and artistic talents and the importance of family are all attributes Ron passed on to his family.
Ron's family described him as "laid back" and a "quiet listener with great advice and a quick wit." He was a dedicated IU basketball and Cincinnati Bengals fan. He and Darlene traveled quite a bit in recent years, with trips to Alaska and Orange Beach, Alabama, among his favorites. A car guy, Ron loved his GTO and was on an episode of the cable program "What's My Car Worth?"
He is survived by his wife Darlene; daughters Lisa (Ron) Fitzpatrick, Batesville, Lori (Scott) Bauer, Batesville, and Sara (Josh Novellino) Obermeyer, Terre Haute, Indiana; sons Ryan (Debbie) Obermeyer, Mark (Jennifer) Obermeyer and Todd (Maria) Obermeyer, all of Batesville; sister Geraldine Slone, Greenfield, Indiana; brothers Charles Davidson, Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Donald Obermeyer, Batesville; grandchildren Carly and Owen Fitzpatrick, Anna, Ellen and Kate Bauer, Evan (Rebecca) Bohlke and Jackson and Liam Obermeyer; and great-grandchild Theodore Bohlke.
He was preceded in death by his infant son Jeffrey and his parents.
Visitation is Thursday, June 15, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, with the Rev. David Kobak, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials be sent to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund or Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.
Published on June 13, 2017
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