Ronald "Ron" Gunn


Ronald R "Ron" Gunn, 87, died peacefully at his home in Napoleon, Ohio on July 3, 2017. He was born in Napoleon on November 4, 1929 to Burdette and Viola (Dawson) Gunn. On December 25, 1951 he married Mary Lois "Pinkie" Hatch and she preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Dorothy Shumaker Craig who passed away in 2008.

Ron was owner/operator of Ron's Marathon Service in Napoleon for thirty years. He was a life-long member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a Korean War veteran. Ron was involved in many community organizations including Napoleon Lions Club, Napoleon Legion Post #300, Napoleon VFW Post #8218, Napoleon Masonic Lodge #256, Scottish Rite and Zenobia Shrine in Toledo.

Surviving are his children; Doug (Lela) Gunn of Thornville, Ohio, David (Mary Kay) Gunn of Napoleon, Ohio, Vicki (Dennis) Rathbun of Bryan, Ohio, and Sharon (Mark) Dotson of Sebastian, Florida. Ron was a grandfather to seven grandchildren and great-grandfather to six children. Infant granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth Gunn, preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leland and sister Arlene.

Visitation for Ron will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Walker-Hoening Mortuary (333 W. Main St.) of Napoleon from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will take place at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the services.  Services will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Perry. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the services at Forest Hill Cemetery in Napoleon.

 Memorials in memory of Ron may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church of Napoleon, The American Cancer Society or to Shriner Children's Hospital. 


Friday, July 7, 2017 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

333 W Main St, Napoleon, OH, 43545

Walker-Hoening Mortuary

  Masonic Service Lodge #256

Friday, July 7, 2017 7:30 p.m.

333 W Main St, Napoleon, OH, 43545

Walker-Hoening Moruary

  Funeral Service

Saturday, July 8, 2017 11 a.m.

333 W Main St, Napoleon, OH, 43545

Walker-Hoening Mortuary Visitation One Hour Prior to Service

  Burial with Military Honors

Saturday, July 8, 2017

500 East Maumee Ave. Napoleon , Ohio 43545

Forest Hill Cemetery

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Peg Hensley

so sorry Sharon, your dad sounded like a great guy, we will have a mass said for him

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 11:47pm
Sharon Dotson

Thanks Peggy. Dad always liked your brother Greg.

 Posted July 19, 2017 - 5:41pm
Andrea Knetz Henne

Doug, David, Vicki, and Sharon,
You have my deepest sympathy upon the passing of your father. I have many happy memories of you and your parents while growing up. My favorite memory of your dad was on the May day in 1962 when we picked up our new Buick Skylark convertible. Ron had it ready for us. I remember the smile on his face as we left Dawson Motors to drive home.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:35pm

Andrea, how kind of you to send condolences. ViI remember wearing the most beautiful plaid wool skirts which had once been yours! Many thanks for thinking of our family.

 Posted July 25, 2017 - 1:54pm
Michael and Lindsay Reinhold

Vicki, Denny, Cole, Brooke, and Family-- Your friends and neighbors at Snow Lake send you their love and prayers. God bless.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 2:26pm

Thank you so much for thinking of our family! ❤️

 Posted July 25, 2017 - 1:56pm
Karen Hollstein Newcomb

Vicki, So sorry for your loss. I remember both your mom and dad.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 8:09pm

Karen, thank you so much for your words of sympathy.

 Posted July 25, 2017 - 1:57pm
Carolyn George

So sorry .... just saw this and I am lost in memories! Pinkie was a very good friend and always enjoyed being with her and Ron.... will be with y'all in spirit!

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 2:32pm
Cheryl Gunn

So sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Bair Gunn

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Rick Small

Ron and Pinky were wonderful neighbors and truly remarkable people. Thoughts and prayers to the Gunn family.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 10:23am

Thanks, Rick. Mom and Dad loved having your family as backyard neighbors!

 Posted July 25, 2017 - 2:03pm

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