Ronald E. Walbom, 88, of Lorain passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home following a long illness.
Mr. Walbom was born in Lorain on January 23, 1934, the son of the late Herman O. and Dulcie M. (nee Thomas) Walbom. A lifelong resident of Lorain, Mr. Walbom graduated from Lorain High School and then attended Baldwin Wallace College.
He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in peacetime following the Korean War.
Mr. Walbom was a member of the Unity Spiritual Center of Westlake, where he sang in the choir.
He retired as a utility man in 1997 from Ford Motor Corp in Lorain following 35 year’s service.
Mr. Walbom was a member of the Swedish Lodge of Lorain. He enjoyed bowling, having received several bowling awards, dancing, singing, and camping. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, having the notoriety of traveling to all 50 states and 4 continents. He most enjoyed being "The Candy Man" at church, where he passed out candy to all the children.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Roberta (Nee Newsome), a daughter, Sheila W. Blake, of Houston, TX; two sons Michael D. Walbom of Knobnoster, MO, Ronald J. (Karen) Walbom of Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK; grandchildren, Catherine N. Nira, Dustin M. Walbom, Cody M. Walbom, great grandchildren: Aislinn K. (Caleb) Burris, Epiphany M. Nira, great great grandchildren: Aries I. Nira, Lincoln J. Burris, Freya W. Burris, and a sister, Karen (Daniel) Minnich, of Avon Lake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert J. Walbom, H. Gene Walbom, William D. Walbom and a sister Marlene Walbom.
Friends may call on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 2:00 pm until services at 4:00 pm in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. Chaplain Michele Coles will officiate. Full military honors provided by Amvets Post 32.
Burial will be later in the Elmwood Cemetery.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in remembrance of Ronald Walbom.
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