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Ronald D. Mendenhall
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:26

March 17, 1943 to October 25, 2017

WINAMAC - Ronald Dale "Ron" Mendenhall, 74, of Star City, passed away at 8:26 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born March 17, 1943 in Star City to the late Carl J. and Olive G. Fisher Mendenhall. He attended Pulaski schools and graduated from Star City High School in 1961. After high school, he completed barber's training at International Barber College. On Dec. 8, 1963, he married Karen Shaffer in Argos. She survives.

He is also survived by: 
Melissa Alexander, Culver, Daughter 
Timothy "Gil" Alexander, Grandson 
Thadeus "Thad" Alexander, Grandson 
Norman D. Bathke, Medaryville, Brother-in-law 
Doug Bathke, Medaryville, Nephew 
Diana (David) Ricks, Greenfield, Nephew 
Chuck (Sally) Bathke, Medaryville, Nephew

Preceded in death by: 
Rodney J. Mendenhall, Infant Son 
Judith A. Bathke, Sister 
June Mendenall, Step Mother 

Mr. Mendenhall was the owner and operator of Ron's Barber Shop in Star City for over 50 years. Aside from being a barber, he had also worked as a rural mail carrier. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1728 in Winamac and served many years with the Star City Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifelong member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, where he had served faithfully over the years. He was a member and Past-Master of the Winamac Masonic Lodge #262 F&AM and had received his Award of Gold. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in South Bend. He was member of the OES Tippecanoe Chapter #96 and was the current Junior Past Grand Patron of the Indiana Grand Chapter OES. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially mowing, gardening, and farming. He was a hardworking and kind man who never knew a stranger. He had a great sense of humor. He loved his family very much. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, followed by OES services. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Richards officiating. Burial will be at Star City West Cemetery, Star City. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 
 
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