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Ronald E. Natalie
July 2, 1936-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Ronald E. Natalie, 75, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born July 2, 1936 in Clinton to Edith (Natalie) Holbert. Ron was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended Wabash College and Indiana State University. He was employed as a supervisor at National Steel where he worked for 31 years retiring in 1992. Ron was a member of the Elks Lodge in Plymouth and Marshall County Bass Fishing Club. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and he loved sports especially the Cubs, Bears and Notre Dame. Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was always quick with an anecdote and was a master storyteller.
June 4, 1955 in Clinton, he married Carolyn Hawkins who survives along with four children: Russ E. (Cynthia) Natalie, Rhonda (Mark) Forney, Risa Fadell and Rose (Jim) Budd all of Valparaiso, eight grandchildren: Rob, Sarah, Jennifer, Scott, Russ Jr., Elizabeth, Matthew and Emily and five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Max Holbert.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. with Chaplain Craig Forwalter officiating at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VNA Hospice of Porter Co. or American Cancer Society.