RONALD DEAN SUMMERHILL CROWN POINT, IN Ronald Dean Summerhill, age 58, a resident of Crown Point and previously of Hobart passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born on October 16, 1952 in Gary, the son of Carl and Betty Summerhill. Ron was a 1971 Hobart High School Graduate and a graduate of Purdue North Central. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as an angiogram cat- scan technician for the University of Chicago Hospitals and Methodist Hospitals. He was married to Jenny Gratcyk on March 1, 2003 in Crown Point. Ron was a lifelong member of the Christian Faith Club, he was an avid reader, and a huge sports fan who enjoyed the Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago White Sox, and Notre Dame Sports. Ron is survived by his loving family; wife, Jenny Summerhill of Crown Point; sons: Jason (fiancée, Stephanie) Summerhill of Hobart; Justin Summerhill of Hobart and Joel (Abagail) Gratcyk of Chicago; daughters: Elizabeth Gratcyk of Highland and Helana (Nathaniel) Martin of Lowell; mother, Betty Summerhill of Hobart; brother, David (Vicki) Summerhill of Portage, and Karen Sefton of LaCrosse; beloved mother of his sons Jason and Justin, Rhonda Bertram of Crown Point; and other loving family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Summerhill and his brother-in-law, George Sefton. A visitation for Ron Summerhill will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Rees Funeral Home Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Valparaiso Baptist Church, 612 Emmettsburg Road, Valparaiso. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. Memorials in Rons memory may be made to the Summerhill family. For further information please call Rees Funeral Home at (219) 942- 2109 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Times on Nov. 22, 2010