Ron Shrader

Aug. 11, 1942 — Oct. 18, 2022

Mr. Ron Shrader, 80, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:48 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

On Aug. 11, 1942, Ronald Ralph Shrader was born in Winamac to Ralph and Pearl Hott Shrader. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Dolores and a brother Donald.

Proudly, Ron graduated from Winamac High School with the Class of 1960. He continued his education at Purdue with an agriculture short course. Answering the call of patriotism, Ron served four years in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1967.

Ron and Judy (Roberts) Shriver were married on Nov. 24, 1962. Sadly, she passed away on Sept. 20, 2000.

On Sept. 17, 2005, Ron and Carol (Watrous) Shriver married. They have shared the past 17 years making memories with their blended family.

As a young man, Ron worked with his father operating the family farm. He continued this legacy as a self-employed farmer for most of his life. Planting and harvesting acres of corn and soybeans kept him busy. He also raised a fine herd of hogs on the homestead.

With a strong work ethic, Ron also worked at Plymouth Tube in Winamac for 15 years. He was a county committee member of the Indiana Farm Service Agency for 28 years and a member of the Kewanna Lions Club. As a collector of antique John Deere and Farmall - International H tractors, he developed a love of restoration as well.

Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his wife Carol S. Shrader of Rochester; children: Shelly Daugherty and husband Robert of Rochester, Lisa Mutchler and husband Austin of Warsaw, Jennifer Stuckey and husband Trent of Auburn, Troy Shriver and wife Julie of Fulton, Teresa Harsh and husband Mike of Kewanna; grandchildren: Taylor Daugherty, Lauren Adley and husband Ty, Jared Mutchler and wife Bri, Madi Mutchler, Lexy Stuckey, Bayley Stuckey, Ally Stuckey, Grant Stuckey, Alicen Harsh,  Adelyn Harsh, Annie Harsh, Blake Oberg, Dakota and Alana Hayden; great-grandson Emmett Mutchler; sister Dolores Smeltzer of Winamac; two sisters-in-law: Jeannie Shrader of Winamac, and Kay Harris of Andrews; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ron in death are his parents: Ralph and Pearl Shrader; and brother Donald Shrader.

Ron’s family wishes to thank the Hickory Creek team for their professionalism, excellent care and compassion while caring for Ron.

A celebration of the life of Ronald Shrader was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Brian Sewell officiated. 

Friends visited with the family from 3 - 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, and an hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment was in the Bruce Lake Cemetery near Kewanna. Military honors was conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honors Team.  

Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church, 4795 N. 200 W. Rochester, IN 46975, Webb’s Family Pharmacy, 724 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975 to assist others with pharmacy costs or Kindred Hospice, 1476 W. 18th Street, Rochester, IN 46975. 

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 26, 2022)

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