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Ronald R Stanger

Obituary for Ronald R Stanger

October 11, 1932 - December 15, 2017
Olmsted Falls, Ohio | Age 85

Loving Husband, Brother, Uncle


Ronald R.Stanger passed away on December 15, 2017; he was 85. He is survived by his wife Helga (Bauer), brother Richard, nephew Robert (Denise), nieces Allison (Michael), Karen (Bruce) and 9 great-nieces and nephews. Ron was born into a family of ministers in Elmhurst, Illinois on October 11, 1932. Despite a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and living with partial paralysis, Ron was fiercely independent and lived life with a spirit of gratitude. Ron loved writing, tennis and travel. He graduated with a major in political science from Grinnell College and spent his summers at the Chicago Daily News as a copy boy. He studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris and traveled through Europe all the way to the Arctic Circle and Venice. A highlight of this time for him was working at the Brussels World Fair in 1958.
Upon returning to Chicago, Ron worked for Spiegel Catalog then Ekco Products where he met Helga. They married in 1963 and Ron landed a job in Advertising with the Durkee Famous Foods Division of Glidden Durkee. In 1970, Ron was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio where he eventually retired as Director of Marketing Services in the early 1990's. Ron and Helga traveled frequently to Europe, Asia, South America and throughout the USA utilizing Helga's benefits as an employee of Northwest Airlines.
Ronald Stanger was a fighter who never complained. He was a modest person and generous contributor to many causes. He served as deacon in his church and was a volunteer at SCORE. His mantra was, "We don't need this, give the money to charity". Ron spent the last 4 years in skilled nursing at the Renaissance Health Center. Although his legs gave out and left him wheelchair bound, he continued to participate in many activities enjoying each day to the fullest.
A memorial service will be held at The Renaissance, 26376 John Road, Olmsted Falls, on Saturday, January 13th at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be directed to The Eliza Jennings Stewardship Fund, Corporate Office, 26376 John Road, Olmsted Twp, Ohio 44138.

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