Ronald “Ron” L. Kaffenberger, 59, of New Weston, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.
He was born on August 30, 1959 in Greenville to the late Robert Kaffenberger, Sr. and Rita (McEowen) and Ronald Young of Rossburg, Ohio.
In addition to his father, Ron was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kalla Kaffenberger; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Yinger.
Ron was a 1978 graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School. After graduation, he began driving truck until he retired in 2018. He spent the past 17 years with ABF Freight of Huber Heights. When he was home, you could find him farming and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed going to Michigan and fishing with his family. He was an avid collector of Farmall and International tractors, with his favorite tractor being the Farmall H. Ron was an Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bengals, and NASCAR fan. He loved his family and was a proud grandpa.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dawn (Yinger) Kaffenberger, whom he married on Aug. 11, 1984; his children, Jeff (Daniele) Kaffenberger of Union City, Ohio, Brandon (Morgan Morris) Kaffenberger of Muncie, Indiana, and Paley (Anthony) Pan of Shanghai, China; his grandchildren, Kam, Ayley, Oakleigh, River, Miranda, and Alicia; his siblings, Robert Kaffenberger, Jr. of Union City, Ohio, Jack (Becky Marshal) Kaffenberger, Sr. of Rossburg, Michael Kaffenberger, Sr. of Norman, Okla., Steven (Tammy) Kaffenberger of New Weston, and Lora (Perry) Widener of Rossburg; his special uncle, Roger Lowell of Greenville; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Russell Yinger of Hillsdale, Mich., Raymond (Cindy) Yinger, Sr. of Greenville, Sharon (Fred) Demongeot of Osseo, Mich., Shirley (Bill) Powers of Concord, Mich., and Howard (Millie) Yinger of North Adams, Mich.; his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his many friends at ABF Freight.
The Kaffenberger family would like to thank the staff of State of the Heart Care Center and the doctors and nurses of the Wayne Cancer Center.
A celebration of Ron’s life will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.
Guests may visit with Ron’s family on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.