Ronald G. 'Ron' Betz

Sep 29, 1943 - Sep 14, 2012

Ronald G. "Ron" Betz, 68, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at12:05 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Betz was a 1961 graduate of Bluffton High School. He was employed at Corning Glass Works from 1966 to 1984 and retired from Avery-Dennison, Fort Wayne, in 2006 after 22 years of service.

He was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Wells County to Howard G. and Ova M. Rush Betz. He married Marty A. Cockelreas on Nov. 1, 1963, in Vera Cruz. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Harold) Sargent, of Hartford City; two sons, Steve (Megan) Betz and David Betz, both of Bluffton; a sister, Madonna (Tomas) Pett, of Bluffton; a sister-in-law, Mary Rose Betz, of Bluffton; a brother-in-law, Jerry Frees, of Warren; six grandsons, Bryan Speidel, Justin Speidel, Alec Betz, Ian Betz, Brandon Betz and Zane Betz; and a great-grandson.

Calling is Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, with Rev. Jerry Frees officiating. Burial will be at Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the Wells County Food Bank in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.