Ronald L. 'Ron' Girod

Ronald Lee “Ron” Girod, 70, of Decatur, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Monday evening, June 22, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Girod was a member of Salem Magley Church, where he served on all the boards for many years. He was also on the Adams County Co-op Board for six years, board of directors for Harvest Land Co-op for many years and the Jefferson Township Advisory Board for three years. He served on the swine committee for Wells County 4-H for 15 years and was also a volunteer with Operation Help in Decatur and Wells County 4-H Backpack Program.

Mr. Girod was a graduate of the last graduating class at Monmouth High School in 1967. He was the owner and operator of Ron Girod Construction and was also a grain and livestock farmer. He had previously worked at HWI in New Haven for 11 years.

He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Decatur, to Glen E. and Irene M. Peck Girod. He Susan L. Breiner on March 1, 1969, at Salem United Church of Christ in Magley, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Patti (Lance) LeMaster, of Decatur; Valerie (Tad) Davis, of Leo; and Stephanie (Nathan) Endsley, of Huntington; a brother, Kent (Charlsie) Girod, of Decatur; a sister, Nyla (Richard “Dick”) Johnson, of Decatur; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Girod, of Decatur; and six grandchildren, Paige (Damion Watters) LeMaster, Logan (Marilyn Melcher) LeMaster, Ali Davis, Gavin Davis, Cohen Endsley and Brody Endsley.

Calling is Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salem Magley Church, 7494N-600W, Decatur. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 29, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the church, with Rev. Chris Hirschy officiating. Calling will also be held for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Salem Magley Cemetery.

Memorials are to Salem Magley Church Building Fund, Operation Help in Decatur or Wells County 4-H Backpack Program.

Arrangements are being handled by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.