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Ronald T. "Ron" Gill, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 11:11 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late William John Gill and Jessi Annella Smith. In Chicago on Feb. 11, 1956, Ron married Lois Bystrom, who survives.
Ron graduated from Chicago's Morgan Park High School. He went on to earn his BA degree in business administration from Valparaiso University. After 39 years of service at Delco Electronics, Ron retired in 1997 as vice president of operations and integrated supply. Upon retirement, he founded the Renewal and Transformation Group (RTG, LLC) a leadership and organization development consulting company.
Ron participated in numerous organizations throughout his life, including the Kokomo JayCee's, Bona Vista, YMCA, PAL football league, Kokomo Country Club, Howard Community Hospital Board of Directors, Singapore American Club, and Singapore American School Board of Governors. Ron was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was an avid golfer, a diehard Republican, and he truly loved his family.
Ron believed that charity started at home with family, church, and community. Along with his wife, Lois, Ron is also survived by his children, Laurie (Tim) Henninger, Kokomo, Scott Gill (Lora Veach Meyer), Indianapolis, Pamela Gill, Coatesville, and Stephen (Linda) Gill, Kokomo; grandchildren, JoAnna Rodriguez, Amy (Joe) Ellis, Timothy (Meghan) Henninger II, Sarah (Pete) Graham, Johnathan Gill, Grace (Zach) McNulty, and Cameron Gill, Andrew and Kelli Gill, and Nick Sottong; great-grandchildren, Carlos, Austin, and Dominic Rodriguez, William, Noah, and Charlotte Henninger, Logan Graham, and, Benjamin McNulty; siblings, William John (Phyllis) Gill Jr., Virginia Ruth (Jerry) Gill Smith, and Larry (Kitty) Gill; sister-in-law, Marilyn Gill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dr. Kenneth Gill, Lilly Mae Gill Clark, Marion Gill Saunders, Thomas Arthur Gill, and Robert Gill; and daughter-in-law, Jamie Jo Gill.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Guardian Angels Hospiceespecially Pam, Sherry, Carrie and Sarah. Also, a special gratitude goes to Drs. Hanna, Gupta, Groothuis, Hazelbaker, and Trauring.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, following the visitation. Private burial will take place at Sunset Memory Garden at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ron's memory to the Simon Cancer Center, 535 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or to a charity of your choosing. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on June 12, 2018
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