Ronald D. Gill, 68 years, of Sherwood, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, Ohio. Ron was born October 28, 1942 in Garden City, Michigan to Irvin and Catherine (Lyons) Gill. He married Carol Sue Bostater on August 29, 1986 in Bryan, and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2003. Ron was a farmer, working for Huntsman Farms. He also previously worked for Powers & Sons in Montpelier and Chase Brass in Holiday City. He enjoyed playing guitar and was known as a shade tree mechanic, always keeping friends and family cars in running condition.
Surviving are his seven daughters, Clara Bigger of Bryan, Lori Austin of Kentucky, Sonya Austin of Bryan, Emma Austin of Bryan, Ronni Gill of Montpelier, Holly Gill of Montpelier, Andrea Gill of Michigan; two sons, Aaron Austin of Montpelier and Shane Gill of Stryker; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Gill of Bryan and Michael (Margie) Gill of Montpelier; one sister, Sandy (Mel) Pegroch of Montpelier. He is also survived by his companion, Janet Richards of Sherwood. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carol.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Shiffler Cemetery, rural Bryan. Visitation for Ronald D. Gill will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.
Memorial tributes in the name of Ronald D. Gill may be given to the American Cancer Society.