Ronald Lee Faass Sr.
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Ronald Lee Faass Sr. 77, died June 28, 2013.
Ronald was born at home in Lynnville, Ind. The house where he was born is now in the Historic Christian Freund Home Registrar. The house was used as an underground railroad during the Civil War. The slaves were brought by wagon from Newburgh to the house and were held in a secret cellar overnight and then taken to Oakland City. Ronald attended Boonville high school and left school to join the U.S. Navy in 1953. He served four years during the Korean Conflict. After the military he served his apprenticeship as a machinist with H & L Associates in Princeton N.J. He then worked with Hercules Power Company and Union Camp Paper as a research machinist. He moved to Evansville, Ind., where he worked for Whirlpool Ordinance and then Alcoa Aluminum Company in the Warrick County Operations. He retired after 25 years in 1994 and moved to Vero Beach, Fla. He has worked in the Citrus Industry as security and for First Financial as a courier in Florida. He was an elder at Cornerstone Christian Church in Vero Beach. He spent his last days at the VNA Hospice House of Vero Beach, FL with outstanding care.
He is survived by his wife, Nina, of 45 years; his son, Ronald L. Faass Jr., of Lancaster, Calif., and three daughters, Stacy L. Jurgensen, of Dania Point, Calif., Andrea Theriac, of Evansville, Ind., and Lana J. Sadowski, of Suffolk, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Cheryl, Christy, Mark, Colin, Abigail, Noah, Alyssa, David, Terra, Crystal, Tristan and Steven; and two great-granddaughters, Kelsey and MacKenzie. He is also survived by his brother, Larry and sister-in-law, Sunny Faass, of Boonville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Faass; and sister Sharon Feldmeier, Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cornerstone Christian Church of Vero Beach, FL.
5950 12th Street Vero Beach, FL 32966. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Indiana.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach. Online condolences may be sent at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory
1950 20Th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Published in Courier Press on July 2, 2013