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Ronald D. Neate, 74, of Van Wert, died at 10:12 AM Saturday, at Van Wert Co. Hospital. He was born January 27, 1944, in Van Wert the son of the late Harry T. and Helen L. (Ault) Neate. He is survived by his widow, Pamela (Oehlers) Neate of Van Wert and his children Karla C. (Ricky) Lamb of Van Wert. April (Chris) Schmidt of Seatte, Washinton, Bradley A. (Gail) Maunz of Van Wert, Sean P. Neate of Pittsburgh, Shane W. Neate of Van Wert, Kyle D. (Connie) Maunz of Grand Rapids, Ohio, Aaron T. (Jessica) Neate of Cincinnati, and Adam S. (Randi) Neate of Solon, Ohio- Brother Roger Lee (Pat) Neate of Van Wert, 21 Grandchildren- 12 Great grandchildren,- and 1 Great -Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 Sons Blaine E. Neate and Eric M. Maunz and a grandson Michael A. Irwin.
He was a member of Trinity Friends Church, Moose Lodge 1320 and Elks Lodge 1197 all of Van Wert and Eagles Aerie 471 of Delphos. He was a devoted father and husband who worked countless hours to provide for his family. He never missed a sporting event or any other celebration that involved his family- he was always our biggest cheerleader. He loved nothing more than having all of his family over for the holidays and other special occasions. You would always find him behind the grill making sure no one left hungry. Last and certainly not least he would do anything for his family in time of need.
Celebration of Ron's life will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Trinity Friends Church with Rev. Greg Rice officiating. From 1 - 2 will be a time for friends and family to visit and remember Ron.
Preferred Memorials will be St. Judes- Shriners- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Flowers should be brought or sent to Trinity Friends Church.
Brickner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.