Ronald Writesel (1948 - 2013)

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Ronald Wayne Writesel

UTICA: Ronald W. Writesel, 65, of Utica, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his home.

He was born on May 7, 1948 in Columbus to the late Nathan A. Writesel and JoAnn (Healey) Writesel, who survives.

Ron proudly served his country in the US Navy having retired after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Father Huber council Knights of Columbus, the V.F.W.Buckeye Lake Post #1388 and the Fleet Reserve. He was an avid collector of many things including baseball cards, model cars, and old records. Ron was a lover of music, but most of all a family man who enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids.

In addition to his mother, JoAnn, he is survived by his wife, Elta McKinley, whom he married on April 25, 1970; four children, Veronica, Ronald (Brandee), Nathan and Chris (Dawn) Writesel; five grandchildren, Christian, Zander, Kaiden, Jordis and Ayla; three brothers and one sister, Nathan, Steve (Marsha), Pat (Shelly) Writesel, and Theresa (Writesel) England; his father and mother-in-law, Richard "Dick" and June McKinley; as well as Carolyn and Ed Vantilburg; David Writesel; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Miles Writesel.

A funeral service, celebrating Ron's life, will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service,285 E. Main St. with Chaplain Jack Nix officiating. Burial with full military graveside rites will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and also one hour prior to services on Saturday from 11 to noon.

Online condolences may be sent to

Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Center, Or The Wounded Warrior Project, HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Writesel Family.


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Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Services - Kirkersville
285 East Main Street Kirkersville, OH 43033
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Advocate on Sept. 17, 2013
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