Ronald Huntzinger, age 87, departed this world for a better one on June 24, 2017.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Rita (Freudenstein), to whom he was equally devoted; they were married for 65 years.
In addition to his wife, he also is survived by his brother, Warren (Nancy) Huntzinger; his children, Rosalie (Ralph) Della Ratta, Jeffrey (Patty) Huntzinger, David Huntzinger, JoEllen (Charlie) Merrill and Dan (Vanessa) Huntzinger; grandchildren, Renee Della Ratta, Patrick Della Ratta, Kelly Huntzinger, Jody (Callahan) Wilson, Brock (Cait) Huntzinger, Brady Huntzinger, Ryan Merrill and Regan Merrill; six great-grandchildren; and 15 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Esther Huntzinger; and his brothers, Neill Huntzinger and Wendell Huntzinger.
Farming was his life's work, and he excelled at it for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and also was active in the National Corn Growers Association and served as president of the Indiana chapter and also as a director of the National Feed Grains Council in the 1970s. He and Rita enjoyed friendships with several other members of these groups and traveled with them on agricultural tours to several countries during those years.
He was also a sports enthusiast and especially liked watching basketball and baseball and later in life took up the game of golf at the age of 65 and loved his outings with golf buddies. Spending time in Florida during the winter was something he relished, where more golf was in order. He enjoyed reading nonfiction, in particular biographies. He always had a zest for life and meeting new people. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Father Daniel Shine officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or the American Heart Association..
Online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on June 25, 2017