Ronald “Ron” Inderrieden enjoyed his work and loved his family. When a skilled mechanic assembles the vital parts of an engine, it runs long, steady, and smooth. In many ways this mimics life, especially the life of a hard-working, dedicated, and detail-oriented man who loved to tinker, repair, and make old things new once again.
Ron died Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Ebied Hospice, but only after being assured that his wife and children were going to be just fine because they knew he had their backs from heaven.
Ron was born September 25, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Thomas and Isabelle Inderrieden. His father’s job moved the family from Pennsylvania to West Virginia and finally to Ohio. On May 7, 1955, Ronald married the love of his life, Bernadette Murd, and she survives.
Ron started his working career early because he needed to help support two brothers when his parents died at a young age. He drove truck for several years for the Alan V. Smith Company “The Bean Plant” in Sylvania, Ohio, before going to work for Stout’s Construction Company also in Sylvania, where he stayed until the company closed. From there, Ron was able to pursue his passion as a mechanic, opening Ron’s Repair Service in the garage he built at his family home. He continued operating his engine repair service until illness forced him to retire in 2009.
Ron and Bernadette enjoyed traveling and camping. There were many happy times exploring the country with their fifth wheel in tow. They had adventures and made fond memories as they visited 49 states! Their favorite destinations were Alaska and Arizona.
Besides his wife, Bernadette, Ron is survived by his children Joan (John) Toland of Chandler, Arizona; MaryAnn (Keith Condon) Bernath, Swanton; Sharon (Steven) Gillespie, Lyons; Janet (Jeffery) Buehrer, Wauseon; Thomas (Sonya) Inderrieden, Toledo. Grandchildren: Chadwick Herrick, Stephanie Rose, Ryan Bernath, Jeffrey Herrick, Jessica Putnam, Zachary Gillespie, Heather Carrisalez, Joseph Buehrer, Brandon Inderrieden, Joshua Buehrer, Jordanne Marks, and Sara Inderrienden, as well as 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth of Glendale, Arizona and Raymond (Sandra) of Goodyear, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Charles and Richard; a sister, Carol Ann; and a son-in-law, Michael Bernath. Ron enjoyed 54 years with the beloved Card Club – a monthly gathering of close friends rotating homes to play cards, share laughs, and enjoy conversation.
The family will be receiving friends at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main, Sylvania, Ohio, Monday, April 16, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday, April 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Assumption, starting at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Resurrection, with Fr. Frank Murd (Ron’s brother-in-law) and Fr. Michael Dandurand officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Holy Trinity (Immaculate Conception) Marygrove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer memorials in Ron’s name are asked to consider the Richfield Township Fire Department, Ebeid Hospice, Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to thank the Ebeid Hospice staff as well as family and friends who supported Ron during his illness.
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