Ronald Loy Eich, 94, formerly of Crestline, passed away on September 9, 2021, at his residence in Pickerington.
Ron was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on May 22, 1927, to the late Earnest E. and Hazel (Ream) Eich. He married his childhood sweetheart, Betty J. (Hall) Eich at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Bucyrus, on January 16, 1948, and she preceded him in death on March 19, 2020, after 72 years of marriage.
Ron graduated from North Robinson High School, Class of 1945. Immediately following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Asiatic Pacific area on the destroyer U.S.S. Dortsch, during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he accepted a job at the Ford Garage in Crestline. "A man of all works" he could fix anything. He retired from General Motors, Ontario plant as a machine repairman in 1987, after 32 years of service. Ron was an active member of UAW Local 549, life member of Harley Helfrich VFW Post 2920, Crestline, and the Crestline American Legion Post 488. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards (Poker and Euchre). He was an avid golfer at Valley View Golf Course in Galion. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Crestline.
Since retiring in 1987, he spent many winter months in Sun City, Arizona. Many weekends were spent in Sedona, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada. He was an associate member of the American Lutheran Church in Sun City.
Ron is survived by his two sons; Thomas (Patricia) Eich, Pickerington; Dr. Steven (Carole Zarbaugh) Eich, O.D., Wakeman; two grandchildren; Ryan (Marynda) Eich, Gahanna; Karalee (Brian) Hasse, New Albany; six great-grandchildren; Keegyn Eich; Brynlee Eich; Grayson Hasse; Everett Hasse; Genevieve Hasse and Landon (Teddy) Hasse.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ron is preceded in death by his two brothers; Keith Eich and Robert Eich, and his three sisters; Doris Nolder, Geraldine Stock and Arline Witter.
As requested by the deceased, no services will be held. Ron will be buried at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, where military honors will be rendered by the U. S. Navy and the Galion-Crestline Veteran's Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 North Thoman St., Crestline, Ohio, 44827 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4707 Ridgeton-Annapolis Rd., Sulphur Springs, Ohio, 44881, in care of the funeral home.
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