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Ronald M. Studer


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Ronald M. Studer

Jun. 6, 1956 - Jul. 17, 2011

Ronald M. Studer, 55, of Bucyrus, died unexpectedly yet naturally at his residence, Sunday, July 17, 2011.

He was born June 6, 1956 in Galion to Ralph and Elizabeth (Kohls) Studer who both survive and reside in New Washington. Ron graduated from Buckeye Central High School and then attended The Ohio State University. He worked at Baja for a short time before becoming employed at General Motors in Ontario until their closure and he most recently was employed at General Electric.

Ron was a very gifted and hardworking man who loved his nieces and nephews.  He created at least six patents that are registered with the US Patent Office, some include: a vertical hydraulic lift, air filtration system, a truck bed elevator and an emergency bio filter. He loved using fireworks "safely" with his family during their 4th of July get togethers and just enjoyed time with family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; was a bee keeper and occasionally would make a little elderberry wine. Ron was also very artistic in the way of stained glass. He would buy the glass in German Village and then create treasures for family and friends. Another thing he enjoyed doing was working on the old Shrier Cheese building where he had lived. He was constantly trying to make things better through inventions.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Thomas (Michele), David and Tim (Susan) Studer; five sisters, Donna (Bill) Durtschi, Diana (Allen) Williams, Christina (David) Boehler, Jennifer (Mark) Dornbirer and Brenda Studer; 19 nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews.

He was formerly a member of UAW, the FOPA and donated blood through the local Red Cross.

Ron will be cremated and his family is going to hold a private memorial service. Contributions may be left to the Crawford County Chapter of the American Red Cross through the Wise Funeral Service.

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  • Shawn Burkhart
    Jul. 22, 2011

    Sorry to hear of Ron's passing at a young age. It was great working with Ron at GM and a short time at Hebco.

  • Thomas M. Studer
    Jul. 22, 2011

    Ron was the Best Brother that I could ever ask for.  He was always there whenever his family needed support.  He was particularly interested and supportive all the nieces and nephews, as well as their children.  He was like a second father to all.  What a great brother, friend, and model for others to follow.  He simply wanted us all to have the opportunity to have better lives, improve our education, and be happy with who we are and what we achieve.  Ron was so intelligent and was able to display his skills with everything he touched.....woodwork, auto body, boat molds and repairs, metalwork, tool & die, etc.....with results of seven (7) official patents with the US government, including Bio Filters, Bi-directional winches, Truck elevator, concrete finishing/cutting tool, and others.  His files show that he was continuing on various other patents under review.

    Ron will be missed very much by myself as brother, true friend and great Uncle to my kids....Steve, Justin & Crista.  I will miss our hunting trips, Ron.  Keep showing your great smile and continue with your ornery laughter.  God Bless.  I will meet with you again some day.  We will continue our talks.  Love, Tom


  • Brenda M. Studer
    Jul. 20, 2011

    To Everyone,  Angela, Thank you and all the others for the kind thoughts and memories of my brother.  Your kind stories are confirmation of what a great guy that he really was.  This is a note for all who would like to join us in saying the Rosary for Ron at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, this Saturday at 11:00.  I think my brother Ron would be overwhelmed at the number of people who really cared about him.  Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, see you Saturday.  God Bless everyone.  Ron's sister  Brenda

  • Angela Weatherholtz
    Jul. 20, 2011

    I did not know Ron well, having only started work with him at GE on the same day just over 6 months ago, but I would like to share a memory I have of him with you, one that I will not soon forget.

    When the economy turned back in '08, I lost my job. A tragedy I would become all too familiar with during the next 3 years as it would happen twice more. Facing my 3rd permanent lay off in 4 years my spirits were broken and my life in shambles. I was overjoyed, however, when I got the call back from GE. Though, as I soon found out, with all the gifted workers out there, such as Ron, looking for work, the only job they had for me was a position as a janitor.

    I had a very hard time doing the jaintorial work. It was hard on my back and harder still on my pride. I didn't know for a while if I would make it. But then, on a day where I thought I couldn't take it anymore I ran into Ron in the breakroom and he gave me a sympathetic ear and some encouraging words that gave me just what I needed that day.

    I managed to hang in there, take my MATB and become a mechanic. On the day I did, Ron was walking out when I was walking in. He stopped me, shook my hand and said " Welcome...Fellow Mechanic."

    My eyes still water when I think of that small gesture of kindness that meant so much to me at the time. I imagine there are millions of stories like this of obscure lives Ron touched that you'll never know.

    I just wanted to share mine with you. My heart goes out to you. God bless.

  • Michael Van Horn
    Jul. 19, 2011

    I worked with Ron at Gm. What a great guy to work with. Always had a smile and a kind word. You have my deepest sympathy.

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