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Ronald C. Gaertner

Greenwood - 80, passed away July 10, 2018. He was born April 12, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carl and Dorothy Johnson Gaertner. Ron was a 1956 graduate of Arsenal Tech High School. He retired from Amtrak as Director of Technical Training in 1995 after 31 years of service. Ron was a train enthusiast and a member of the Indiana Live Steamers and the Indiana Transportation Museum. He was also an Amateur Ham Radio Operator-WB9NVM. Ron was a lifelong member and supporter of Calvary Tabernacle and Calvary Christian School where he served on the Board of Directors for many years.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Road, and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m.

Ron is survived by three sons, Richard Gaertner (Pamela), Roderick Gaertner, Robert Gaertner (Karen); two stepdaughters, Ramona Ingham (Scott) and Michelle Waddell (Scott); 14 grandchildren, Nathan and Jeremy Gaertner, Marciel Parke, Nikole and Bradley Gaertner, Ashton, Jasmine and Victoria Ingham, Afton, Alexander, Andrew, Adam, Arik and Amelia Waddell; three great-grandchildren, August, Nixon and Florence; and a brother, Carl Gaertner (Sherrie). A brother, David Gaertner, preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Christian School, 3639 S. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Final arrangements and care are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Road. www.shirleybrothers.com.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 12, 2018
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