Ronald "Ron" Eugene Ogden

January 28, 1952 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 66)

Ronald “Ron” Eugene Ogden, recently moving to Goshen, Indiana and a longtime Winona Lake, Indiana resident, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 66. 

He was born on January 28, 1952 in Warsaw, Indiana to Donald Eugene Ogden and Wanita Faith (Reeves) Ogden.  On August 18, 1973 he was married to Rebecca “Becky” Jean (Bryant) Ogden, who survives. 

Ron graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1970 and then attended Grace College in Winona Lake, where he met the love of his life, Rebecca. He began working at Endicott Church Furniture as a draftsman and eventually moved into sales, which would begin his career of revolutionizing the church furniture industry. His passion and drive for his work led him through multiple companies, including SERIES USA, where he developed the US market until he left this earth. He loved sports. He excelled at tennis, basketball, boxing, and swimming. His passion for sports paled in comparison to his passion for his family. Patient, devoted, faithful, and loving, Ron showed what it means to be a husband, father, Papa, and friend. Above all, Ron loved Jesus. He taught many who He is, but more importantly, he showed us through the way he lived for Him. Now his legacy lives on through the lives he touched, changed, and elevated. He is with his Heavenly Father. Praise the Lord.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Rebecca “Becky” Jean Ogden (Goshen, Indiana); two sons:  Josh (wife Sarah) Ogden (Winona Lake, Indiana); Zhenya (wife Vanessa) Ogden (Goshen, Indiana); two daughters:  Ginger (husband Jeremy) Byng (Goshen, Indiana); and Dasha Ogden (Goshen, Indiana).  He also leaves behind six grandchildren:  Isaac, Micah, Jacob, Lily, Riah and Rhett; and two Sisters:  Kathie (husband Jim) Jenkins (Jacksonville, Florida); Diane (husband Bob) Grenfell (Warsaw, Indiana).  He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald E. Ogden in 2015 and his mother Wanita Ogden in 2006.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. 

A celebration of Ron’s life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Jim Brown and Pastor Tom Miller.  Private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to “Show Hope”….SHAOHANNAH’S HOPE, INC., P.O. Box 647 Franklin, Tennessee  37065….Our mission: To care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption.

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