MURRAY, Ky. - Ronald David Reuter, 77, of Murray, Ky passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his home.
Ron a retired Rate Analyst was born on February 19, 1936 to the late Elsie and Harold Reuter in Detroit, Michigan. Ron graduated from Birmingham High School in 1954; afterwards he joined the Naval Reserves and later graduated from Henry Ford Community College with a degree in traffic management. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Jane Heath at the First Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1957. They made Livonia, Michigan their home for 42 years. Ron worked for the Edsel Motor Division, Michigan Express & Central Transport Co. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, where he served as a Council member, Head Usher, and Junior and Senior Youth Group Advisor. He enjoyed golf, bowling, basketball, baseball and 16 years in the Naval Reserves, travel and vacation with family and friends.
Ron retired in 1998 and moved to a country home in Murray, Ky. He served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Murray Country Club. His favorite past times were golfing at the Murray Country Club, and with the seniors at Sullivan's Golf Course, also driving for the Murray State Education Department. He loved the interaction between the students, faculty, and himself. His nature was to help folks out (whether they wanted it or not). Ron was active in his Church Campus Ministry program, as the adopted dad of four college students, Melanie Rodgers, Lindsey Rogers, Theresa Lubbers and Ellen Brevard. He also loved working in the yard, everything about Christmas, and was a devoted Racer fan.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his older brother, Harold E. Reuter; one sister, Delores E. Reuter Weinfurther; two brothers - in -law, LeRoy Ritter and Donald Weinfurther; and his grandparents, Anna and Emil Bloom and Amelia and Jacob Reuter all of Michigan.
Ron is survived by his wife Beverly Reuter of Murray; one son, David Carnell and wife Dori of Ann Arbor, Michigan; three grandchildren, Nicholas Carnell, Kathleen Joan and Eric David Reuter all of Ann Arbor, Michigan; one brother, Melvin Reuter and wife Audrey of Bremerton, Washington; two sisters, Eleanore Ritter of Bradenton, Florida and Shirley Townsend and husband Ron of Lake Orion, Michigan; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins across the country.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Hicks Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at the First Presbyterian Church in Murray at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the J.H Churchill Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to, Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, Att. Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Ky 42071
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