Ronald Bennett


Ronald E. Bennett, 57, of Defiance, passed away on August 10, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on March 31, 1957, to William and Goldie (Ball) Bennett in Defiance. On November 18, 1995, he married Jackie (Smith) Bennett.

Ronald was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Defiance Fish and Game Club. He was a roofer for Richland Company for 33 years. Ronald enjoyed playing darts and loved the Ohio State Buckeyes, Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. Ronald loved to make everyone happy, and loved to laugh.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Jackie Bennett of Defiance; sons, Gregory (Stacy Redding) Bennett of San Jose, Calif., Kaleb (Megan Roughton) Walters of Defiance; daughters, Jennifer (Ben) Cunningham of Fort Wayne, Brittany (Adam Solomon) Walters of Gainesville, Fla., and Madison (Justin Stratton) Bennett of Defiance; brother, David Bennett of Defiance; and there is a grandson, Kallen Walters, on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rex Bennett.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, with Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, rural Defiance.

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