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Ronald P. Kroplin

October 3, 1944 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Ronald Paul Kroplin “Kroppy”, 77, passed away at 3:44 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s in Lima.

Ron was born on October 3, 1944 in Lima, Ohio.  On July 3, 1965 he married Marsha (Moore) Kroplin, who survives in Lima.

Ron was a 1962 graduate of Lima Senior High School and served in the Army National Guard from 1965 to 1971.  He worked at Tom Quinn Painting for 16 years, prior to General Dynamics, retiring after 32 years with them.  He attended Shawnee United Methodist church and was a member of the American Legion and the Lima Eagles.  He was a devoted fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and liked NASCAR.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Dennis) Hefner; son, Matthew (Mindy Martin) Kroplin; daughter, Megan (Ted) Thompson; four grandsons: Nicholas Kroplin, Chase Kroplin, Dylan Hefner and Ryan Hefner; sister, Pamela (Bill) Bryan; brother-in-law, Larry Ketzenberger; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Don and Sandra Knarr; and a large extended family, including the Elmview Pub.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Connie Ketzenberger; and brother-in-law Craig Moore.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

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November 21, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home
920 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45805

Funeral Service
November 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home
920 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45805


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