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Ronald (Ron) Frederick Whitt, Sr.

Born: Sun., Jun. 5, 1949
Died: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
Location: Hanley and Sons

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"

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 Ronald Frederick (Ron) Whitt, Sr., 70, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday, February 9th  with his loving family and friends by his side.

 Ron was born to the late Harold Lee and Josephine (Sleght) Jacobs on June 5, 1949 in Alexandria, VA.

 On October 12, 1968 in South Bend Ron married Marlene C. Nozykowski.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene, three sons, Ronald F. Whitt, Jr, Robbie (Shelby) Whitt and Ryan (Julie) Whitt all of South Bend, five loving grandchildren, Evan, Hunter, Ayrica, Brian and Cameron Whitt. Ron is also survived by his sisters; Sandra Bryant, Dina (Gary) Church, Roxanne (John) Forshay, Stephanie Wadian all of Florida, Lauraine (Doug) Baldwin of California and Laurene (Ron) Atlon of Tennessee, brothers; Harold Whitt of Ohio, James Whitt, Sr. of South Bend and Ken (Sue) Marshall of Mishawaka. Ron is survived by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Rosander Nozyowski of South Bend.

Ron was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ariella Whitt and brothers, Harold Kline and Eddie MarshallKowski.

 Ron is retired from the South Bend Street Department as a heavy equipment operator for 34 years, and also worked as a guard at St. Joseph County Jail.

  Ron loved NASCAR, any football and baseball games, fishing, camping, motorcycle riding, car shows, family reunions and especially being with his loving grandchildren.

 He was a member of Teamsters Local Union 364 and ABATE.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s name to the funeral home to help the family with expenses.

  Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend. A Celebration of Ron's life will be on Thursday, February 13th at 11:00 AM  at the funeral home with Pastor John Diller, officiating.As per Ron's wishes cremation will take place after the Celebration. .

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Ron’s family and friends.

 Condolences may be expressed at our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Gary Mentag
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Marlene and family, please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. May you celebrate his life and keep your memories together alive in your thoughts. May Ron rest in peace

Joe Alerding
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Marlene please except my condolences. My heart goes out to you and your family. Ron was a great and influential man in my early years. It saddens me that I won't be able to make it to town. Please except my apologies.

Stephanie Moritz-Peterson
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
Marlene and family, I am so sorry to hear about Ron passing. I have such great memories with him and your family. He was such a great man here on earth. He will be with us always. I am praying that hearts stay full in this difficult time. You are in my prayers, today and always. I love and miss you. Rest in peace Ron.

Tim Kulchar
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
When I first met Ron I was an impressionable teenager Ron got me my first job! Ron found my first road worthy car when I got my drivers license! "Wildman" was a loving nickname we gave him in the neighborhood When Ron would leave for work in the morning my mom would go nuts because she had to go through the house and straighten all her pictures on the walls due to the vibration from his vehicles. Hahahaha! When I needed any hand tools he would lend me what he could so I could work on my car. The next day he would find his wrenches, he ran it over with his lawnmower because left them in the grass between our driveways. He would remind me the next time not to leave his tools in the grass.Today I am so glad to have known Ron Whitt He was one of my mentors growing up and he never knew it To all Ron's friends and family I know you are going to grieve but don't forget to celebrate his life too! He knew how to have fun without breaking the law. I loved Ron Whitt! If you had met him You would have loved him too

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kobiernik
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We send pur deepest condolences and prayers to your family at this time.

Clarissa Murray-Pozsgai
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
Marlene & family, our deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. Mom wanted me to let you know how much Ron’s 40+ year friendship with my dad, Ron Murray, meant to him. Partners in crime over coffee! Talking cars and bikes, and holding down a booth every weekend at Azar’s Big Boy! Strange that they were such long time friends and died just days apart too. Mom would love to be at services to see everyone, but with dad just passing away, she will be unable to attend. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to call. I’m so very sorry to hear about Ronnie & we will all miss him dearly. Much love! Clarissa (Chrissa) Murray-Pozsgai & Sharlene Murray & family.

Debbie Harris
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing . He will be dearly missed. He always had a smile on his face when u met him.God be with his family during this sad time!

Lewis Kujawski & Carol (Whitt) Kujawski
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
We are sorry to hear of your loss, and pray for God's guidance and peace at this time. We are not able to travel because Carol is not in good health,but will be sending a memorial to the funeral home. God bless you.

Rachel Del Rosario, and Family
   Posted Sun February 16, 2020
We were deeply saddened by the news of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robert Thomas aka Channel Jammer
   Posted Mon February 17, 2020
I'm friend of Ron Jr. I'm sorry for your loss ! God Bless

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