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Ronald A. Lotz

August 26, 1935 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Ronald Lotz Obituary

Ronald A. Lotz, age 88 of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, March 12th, 2024.

 He was born on August 26th, 1935 in Longview, Washington to the late Eric and Dorcus (Baeressen) Lotz.

Ronald married Sandra Lou (Newberger) Lotz May 31st, 1992 and she survives.

Ronald studied engineering at UCLA, where he met his first wife, Rose Ann White, and they married in May of 1955.  He retired from Allisons Gas Turbine and relocated to Sun City West AZ, where he lived until he and Sandy returned to family in Indiana in 2023. He was an avid cyclist who toured cross country on several occasions, as well as touring across Canada and Europe. Ron was an adventurer and enjoyed hiking, back packing, and anything outdoors. He enjoyed traveling the world and spending time in India, Nepal, and New Zealand. He hiked the Himalayas and climbed to 800ft above Mt. Everest base camp. Ron enjoyed boating and purchased his beloved Friar Tuck and completed the Great American Loop. He loved woodworking, classic cars, and working with his hands. Ron truly lived his life each day with a spirit for adventure and love for his family, in particular, his loving wife, Sandy, with whom he shared so many adventures. He was a loyal and honorable man who will be dearly missed by many.  

In addition to his wife he is also survived by his children Brian (Lynn) Lotz, Kevin (Ginny) Lotz, Kim (Scott) Truman, Greg (Lisa) Easter, Bruce (Cindy) Easter, Heidi Phipps; brothers Kenton Lotz, Steven (Gretchen) Lotz; grandchildren  Jason (Megan)Lotz, Rachel (Seth) Barrier, Erica (Dane) Burnett, Tyler (Jessica) Lotz, Justin Burdette, Josh (Grayce) Burdette, James Easter, Ali (Andrew) Mendenhall, Garren Truman, Colandro Truman, Hayden Phipps, Maya Phipps, Addi Phipps, Grant Berger; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.  

A celebration of life for Ronald will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

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