Ron J. Niemesh

December 9, 2015

Ron J. Niemesh 66 of Frankfort, Indiana, died December 9, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born September 9, 1949 in Toledo, OH to Raymond & Clementine (DeSimone) Niemesh.  He married Debby Quick on September 8, 1974 in Toledo and she survives

Ron was a 1967 graduate of Bedford High School, Temperance, MI and a 1971 graduate of Michigan State and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. He received his BA from Michigan State and then received his MBA from University of Toledo. He grew up in Michigan and moved to Frankfort in 1990. Ron worked in manufacturing management, working for Federal Mogul for 8 years, was Clinton County Treasurer for 4 years and was on air and reported sports on WILO radio. He served as president of Rotary, YMCA Board of Directors and United Way. He was also a Frankfort Baseball Inc. Board Member.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, OH at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County YMCA.

Survived by:

Wife: Debby Niemesh of Frankfort Son: Greg (Lindsey Holden) Niemesh of Oxford, OH Mother: Clementine Niemesh of Santa Maria, CA Brother: Donald (Diana) Niemesh of Greenville, NC Sister: Lois (Bill) Harvey of Arroyo Grande, CA Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Ron J. Niemesh”

  1. Don- Debbie Baker December 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    We are so sad to hear the sad news of Rons passing. He was such a good man. We will pray for comfort and peace for his family and many friends. Love The Baker Family

  2. Clinton County Employees December 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Debby and Greg,

    On behalf of the county, we offer our sincerest condolences. Ron was like a force of nature in this world, and will be truly missed by many.

  3. Susie Plunkitt December 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Ron. He was a good boss & I learned a lot from him. I liked the way he worked through all of his ways that were sometimes hard for others to understand. I especially loved the way that he loved & respected all of his family. It was so nice the way that he kept in close touch with his mom & was so proud of his son & wife, Debbie. I do already & will miss him more in the future. So glad that I got to know him & work for him. Peace & blessings to all of his family.

  4. Jack Scheid December 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I will miss my friend. He always lit up a room when he was there. God Bless the family, he was so special. Jack Scheid

  5. Carol D Hamilton December 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Debby, Greg, and Lindsay,
    So sorry to read of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Kevin and Carol

  6. Charles and Sue Fink December 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Debbie and Greg,

    Ron has been a personal friend for many years. We shared conversations about many topics in our favorite breakfast resteraunt. Ron cared about family, the Frankfort community and was committed to do the best in all the jobs he held. His optimistic outlook when confronted with medical challenges was we thought a very good sign. I’m at a loss to understand why he’s gone but know Ron would be upbeat and still trying to attend or watch Michigan State with his green and white sports gear.

    We can only send our heartfelt condolences.
    With our hugs,

    Charlie and Sue Fink

  7. John&Darla Large December 10, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    To the family of Ron Niemesh, We are praying for you all. Ron was a good person, always smiling, a very caring person. Love & God Bless You All!

  8. Cheryl Clawson December 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    So sorry to hear about Ron. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met, always cheerful and a friend to everyone. I miss you guys. Hugs to you. I will be praying for you.
    Cheryl Clawson

  9. Susan McCarter December 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Ron was a treasured friend and mentor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers of peace and comfort for his family.

  10. Gail Clary December 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I grew up with Ron and his siblings, Don and Lois. My father and his mother were brother and sister. We were two years apart and use to have so much fun visiting his parents’ home in Temperance, Michigan and having swim parties and cookouts with the family in their backyard. We would also travel with the whole family to Wampler’s Lake in Michigan for a picnics and swimming. His mother and father owned a farm in Michigan and I just loved to visit and see all the animals, and of course, my dear cousins. When he was very young I called him “baby Ronnie” and acted like his big sister, until, of course, he grew up and asked me to start calling him “Ron” instead of Ronnie. He was on the more quiet, studious side and I think that is why we got along so well.

    I will miss him terribly as we usually had a phone visit around every three weeks. My heart goes out to his sweet wife, Debby, son, Gregg and daughter-in-law, Lindsay. Also my dear cousins Don and Lois.

    I am thankful to the Lord for having him as a dear cousin and his family will always be in my prayers. My husband, Jon, also liked him and enjoyed several recent phone chats.

    Love to his family and he will remain forever in my heart.

    Gail Clary

  11. Robert & Jennifer Zook December 12, 2015 at 1:56 am

    My heart is with you Debby along with my thoughts and prayers. Ron always had a smile on his face and I know he will be missed in the community and by us all here at the hospital. Sincere condolences. With love, Jennifer

  12. Craig DeSimone December 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I have fond memories of cousin Ron, much of it shared by my sister Gail Clary in her condolence. Great memories include growing up with cousins Ron, Don and Lois who lived just across the Michigan border from my home in Toledo. Ron was 3 years older than me, but we shared interests such as baseball and good Italian food prepared by his mother when I spent weekends at his home. In later years we lived further apart in Florida and Indiana but always kept in touch. I wish I could have spent more time with him in recent years, but my fond memories of Ron will dwell in my heart the rest of my life.

  13. Kathy Camp December 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked around Ron while at FM. Always found him to be friendly and hard working. I will pray for you all, as you walk through your grief and find your new normal.

  14. Angela Hirsch December 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Was so sorry to hear of Ron passing. I just watched the memorial video. It was beautifully done. I felt him right there. He will be sadly missed. I will be praying for you Deb, Greg, and family.

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