Ronald Platfoot

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MINSTER — Ronald F. Platfoot, age 75, of Barbra Drive, Minster, passed away of natural causes late Monday evening, Jan. 30, 2017, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 15, 1942, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Robert and Ursula (Schlater) Platfoot.

On May 13, 1989, at their Filburns Island home, Ron married Waunita M. (Michael) Platfoot who survives. Also surviving are three children, Pam and Rick Schmitmeyer, of Minster, Jeff and Darla Platfoot, of Hilliard, Lori and Rob Cordonnier, of Russia; seven grandchildren, Jarod and Hannah Schmitmeyer, Madeline and Noah Platfoot, Bryce, Dylan and Jenna Cordonnier; three stepchildren, Crystal Wolaver, of Manchester, Carla Wolaver, of Minster, Carolyn Hof, of Brookville; seven stepgrandchildren, Kalee (James) Scheer, Tyler Zeis, Tara Wolaver, Alex and Taylor Hoover, Josh and Jake Hoff; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, Chloe, Isaiah and Sophia Scheer, Kaydin Wolaver, Braylon, Jaida and Deaquan Fisher, Lily and Olivia Sparks; siblings, Marlene and Earl Siegrist, of Coldwater, Jerry and Linda Platfoot, of Degraff, Tom and Diane Platfoot, of Dayton, Jo and Dick Bergman, of New Bremen, Theresa Zimpher, of Anna, George and Linda Platfoot, of Anna, Frank and Cindy Platfoot, of Jackson Center and a brother-in-law, Bruce Davis, of Minster.

He was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Tom Zimpher and a sister-in-law, Alice Millhouse.

Ron was a 1960 graduate of Anna High School. He had been a retired, self-employed, general contractor. Ron was an avid sports fan; he also enjoyed pontooning, fishing, vacationing with his good friends in Florida and following his grandchildren's activities.

Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Beechwood Cemetery in Lockington with Pastor Kris Geise presiding. Family and friends may gather Friday from 9 a.m. until procession departure at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Private condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2017