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Ronald L. Moeller
April 20, 1940 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Ronald L. Moeller, 83, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023 at his home with family by his side. Born April 20, 1940 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Peter F. and Frieda V. (Longardner) Moeller.
He graduated from Central Catholic High School with the Class of 1958 and served in the U.S. Army from 1963 till 1969. For over 32 years, Ron worked for NIPSCO and retired in 1996. On March 31, 1967, he married Judith Moeller. He was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and also attended Columbia City United Methodist Church with his wife.
Ron absolutely loved FISHING! It was that love that would lead he and Judy to purchasing property at one of his favorite fishing spots in Whitley County and they built their home in 1990. He also enjoyed squirrel hunting, making maple syrup in his sugar shack and eating. After retirement, Ron stayed busy helping with Habitat for Humanity in Whitley County, using his skills of fishing and had his own "fish ministry" where he gave away lots of fish to others over the years.
Kind, loving, spiritual, and a leader are just a few words to describe Ron. He was known for his jokes, laughter, happiness and kindness. Being an extravert, Ron did not know a stranger and only took a short time for you to get to know him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Judy Moeller; daughters, Ronda Smith and Lisa (Ryan) Lange; son, Matthew (Bonnie) Moeller; brothers, John (Kathy) Moeller, Peter "Steve" (Delores) Moeller and Gary (Barb) Moeller; grandchildren, Michael Smith, Corey (Molly) Moeller, Jessica (Aaron) Ross, Sadie Lange and Cody Lange; and great-grandchildren Isaac Smith and Ryder Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 5 to 6:40 pm with a Rosary prayer beginning at 6:40 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Thursday at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 315 S Line St, Columbia City, with visitation one hour prior. Father Jose Arroyo will be officiating. Burial will follow at Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given in his memory to Parkview Whitley Home Health & Hospice, St. Vincent de Paul's food pantry that his church participates in, or in Ron's words, to just love one and another. Visit www.DeMoneyGrimes.com to send Ron's family online condolences.