Ronald F. Wilson

| February 20, 2019

Ronald F. Wilson, 81, of Franklin, passed away on February 18, 2019 at Sugar Creek Station.

Born on August 23, 1937 in Franklin, he was the son of William and Virginia (Delaney) Wilson.

On December 5, 1956, Ronald married his sweetheart and love of his life, Jane Hovis, and began a wonderful family together; she survives him.

Ronald worked for Sehman Tires for a time as a Laborer, but retired from Joy Manufacturing as a TIme Keeper.

Ronald was a true man of the woods and loved to be outdoors, where he enjoyed hunting, cutting firewood, and taking walks in the forest.

He also liked to read books and complete crossword puzzles.

Ronald loved playing his guitar and singing, where he was known to make up many silly songs.

Spending time with his family will always be the most cherished parts of Ronald’s life, especially the time he spent with his grandchildren and all the cookouts the family had, where he proudly earned the nickname “Burger Grill Master”.

In addition to his wife, Ronald is survived by his son, Steve Wilson and his wife, Carol, of Franklin; and his 5 daughters, Rhonda Wilson of Franklin, Pamela Latchaw and her husband, Jeff, of Shelby, NC, Cindy Green and her husband, Lloyd, of Franklin, Carrie Pedersen and her husband, Jeff, of Conneaut Lake, and Melinda Gannoe and her husband, Ron, of Cooperstown.

He is further survived by his 14 grandchildren, Jason Milner, Joe Latchaw, Penny Willyoung, Peggy Latchaw, Rebecca Schleifer, Stephanie Viele, Samantha Wilson, Lacey Graziano, Jerry Fleming, Andrea Fleming, Ian Kuivinen, LaRae Kuivinen, Tyler Gannoe, and Garrett Gannoe; his 12 great-grandchildren; his twin brother, Donald WIlson and his wife, Ellen, of Franklin; and by his brother, Robert Wilson and his wife, Sandy, of Florida.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter, Virginia Wilson; his 3 brothers, Louis Wilson, William Wilson, and James Wilson; and by his 3 sisters, Helen Boughner, Maxine Tologo, and Shirley Crownable.

As per the family’s request, there will be no public visitation.

A Celebration of Life to honor Ronald will be at the convenience of the family and be announced at a later date.

The family would like to personally thank the Sugar Creek Station 200 Wing for the wonderful care they provided Ronald.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Venango County Humane Society, 286 South Main Street, Seneca, PA 16346.

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