Ronald L. Denham

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Ronald L. Denham

Ronald L. "Ron" "Papa Glitch," Denham, 67, of Lafayette, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born December 5, 1946 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Cordell and Beulah (Marshall) Denham. Ron graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School and honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1968 during the Vietnam Conflict.

He married Patricia A. "Pat" Denham in 1969 in Hayward, Wisconsin and she survives. Ron worked in the maintenance department at the Indiana Veterans Home for 23 years before retiring. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and formerly bowled in mens and mixed leagues in Lafayette. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, and sports.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Scott N. and Bryan L. Denham both of Lafayette; three sisters, Rosalie Cloy of Baton Rouge, LA, Janet McNeil (husband Don) of Lafayette, and Becky Belting (husband, Bill) of Lafayette; four brothers, Jack Denham (wife, Linda) and Richard Denham, both of Lafayette, Martin Denham (wife, Cindy) of Chalmers, IN, and Phil Denham (wife, Lorna) of Dayton, IN; a sister-in-law Nancy Jacobs of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Zachary Denham, Cassie Shaw, McKinnize Denham, and Kaden Denham; and one great-great-grandson expected any day. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Jacobs.

Memorial visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Memorial service following at 7 p.m. with military honors. Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charity. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-7302
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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