Ronald E. North

Ronald E. North, 81, of LaFontaine, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 8:25 p.m. at his home.

Mr. North had worked in tool and die at General Motors, in Marion, and was a member of American Legion Post 7, in Huntington. He held track records at Baer Field Raceway for many years.

He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Huntington to Roy E. and Lucille Creager North. He married Inge H. Gaertig on Nov. 28, 1986, in Florida, and she survives. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVada L. Stremming North.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Rhonda (Jerry) Martin and Heidi (Bert) Galvan, both of Huntington, and Donna (Andy) Purviance, of Carlsbad, CA; four sons, Kenneth (Marianne) North, of Punta Gorda, FL; Karl (Theresa) Harte, of Winston, GA; Klaus (Chris) Harte, of Marion; and Kurt (Lynn) Harte, of Kingston Springs, TN; three brothers, Thomas (Peg) North, of Roanoke; Donald (Jolene) North, of Gwinn, MI; and James A. North, of Huntington; two sisters, Judy D. North, of Fort Wayne, and Vonnie Hoover, of Huntington; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, July 14, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a memorial service following at 7 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, in Huntington. Rev. Worlie Newsome Jr. will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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