Ronald Harry Depner
Ronald Harry Depner, 77, of Fort Gratiot, Michigan died on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Ronald was born on Thursday, November 25, 1943, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Clara Depner. He married Mary Summers on Friday, June 25, 1965, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Mary was a 1961 graduate of Beaver Falls High School, Pa. as well as a graduate of Geneva College.
Ron retired from the United States Army Tank-Automotive Command in 1996 after 31 years of service. He was a 1961 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and a graduate of Geneva College, Beaver Falls. Pa.
He was very active and involved at Olivet Evangelical Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan for 37 years, and at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Port Huron, Michigan for 19 years. He coached baseball with Warren Village Athletic Club.
Ron loved to bowl and travel and had visited 39 states and many National Parks and historic sites.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary; son, Ronald C. (Jane) Depner of Yale, Michigan; daughter-in-law, Dawn Depner; seven grandchildren, Jordyn Depner, Kurtis Depner, Benjamin Depner, Elizabeth Depner, Grace Depner, Jonathan Depner, and Angel Soulliere; and two great-grandchildren, Kylie Soulliere and Daniel Healy. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Depner on January 29, 2020.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A limited number of people will be allowed in at a time. Please wear a mask for the comfort and safety of others.
Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Bonnie Klos of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate.
Friends may view the live stream by visiting Ronald’s obituary page on the funeral home website at: pollockrandall.com
A graveside committal will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin Lutheran Church, Port Huron, Michigan, or Mid City Nutrition Program, Port Huron, Michigan.