Ronald H. Norman

| October 9, 2013

Norman, RonaldAn honorable and caring man, Ronald Henry “Ronnie” Norman, 74, of Fresno ended life’s journey at 2:05 A.M. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.

Ronnie was born June 23, 1939 in Coshocton. At age 14 after his father’s sudden, untimely death, he and his mother, who passed away in 2006, managed the Norman dairy farm until he retired in 2008. Ronald was honored by Pearl Valley Cheese for providing milk to their cheese processing company for over 50 years.

A lifetime member of Fresno United Methodist Church and a 1957 graduate of West Lafayette High School, Ronnie will be remembered as an active member of the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department. He loved being a good friend to all, especially to his neighbors, and cherished the time he spent in their company. Watching the Cleveland Indians, feeding the birds, including hummingbirds, and solving crossword puzzles occupied his spare time.

Ronald will truly be missed by his cousins Sharon (Tom) Miller Hayes and Sandi Miller of Columbus, Jeff (Karen) Miller of Lewis Center, and Richard (Laura) Little of Lakewood; cousin by marriage Linda Miller of West Lafayette; several second cousins and a host of dear friends. His faithful companion was his beloved dog Lady.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Fred F. and Thelma Harriet (Miller) Norman and cousins Wayne E. Miller, Sam Myers and Miriam J. Miller.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Free Funeral Home in Coshocton with Pastor Kathy Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Free Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Friday prior to services.

In remembrance of Ronnie, the family suggests memoriums be made to the Fresno United Methodist Church, 54233 T.R. 172, P.O. Box 85, Fresno, Ohio 43824 or to the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department, 100 N. Orchard St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845. Envelopes are available at the Free Funeral Home.

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