Ronald Galbreath Oct. 12, 1939 - April 17, 2014 NILES - Ronald Dean Galbreath Sr., 74, of Niles, passed away on April 17, 2014, at home with his family. He was born on October 12, 1939, to Darold and Maude Miller Galbreath in Niles. Ron worked at Studebaker, Clark Equipment, and retired from Lock Joint Tube. On April 22, 1961, he married Joyce Kay Schrimsher at a ceremony in Buchanan. Ron loved hunting, fishing, and was very involved with many youth sports. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce; three children, Ronald Galbreath Jr. of Dowagiac, Scott (Heather) Galbreath of Niles and Dawn (Keith) Krizan of Grand Haven; sister, Darlene Maxwell of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Beth (Mike), Ryan (Dianna), Jordan and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Makenna, Michael, Blake and Isabelle; and several nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Richard, Larry, and his twin, Robert. Funeral service for Ron will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Hoven Funeral Home in Buchanan, with Jonathon Rose, Hospice at Home chaplain, officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior from 4-6 p.m. at Hoven Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made online at www.hovenfunerals.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 20, 2014