Ronald Obee


Ronald Lee

Ronald Lee Obee, 80, of Whitehouse, Ohio died January 3, 2013, at St. Lukes Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. Ron was born on January 29, 1932, to Leon and Ruth (Ginter) Obee in Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. Obee was a Heating and Air Mechanic at Gschwend Heating and Air Conditioning from 1951-1999. In 1979 he bought the company and ran it until he retired in 1999. Ron was a member of the Whitehouse Ohio Fire Department for over 20 years and served as the Assistant Fire Chief his last 5 years. For many years Ron worked summers for his parents at the Obee Freezer Service and hunting and fishing supplier in Sioux Narrows Ontario. He was also a member of the Triton Divers, and the hockey fan clubs for the Toledo Mercurys, Toledo Blades and the Toledo Goaldiggers.

Ron is survived by his son, Todd Obee; his daughter, Christa Obee Fisher; his fiancée, Barbara "Dee" Stepp; his special friend, Catherine Obee; his grandson, Jacob Obee; granddaughter, Gabrielle Vanderhorst, his brother, Douglass (Sue) Obee; his sister-in-law, Margaret Obee and his nieces, Jennifer Hamons, Ann Obee, and Kristen McDonald. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Obee.

Friends and family may call Monday, January 7, 2013, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral, 6603 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH. Funeral Services will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the White House Fire Department. Visit

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Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 6, 2013