Ronald Ralston was born May 22, 1942 in Vincennes, Indiana and was tragically killed January 26, 2018 in his home in Indianapolis. He is survived by his brother, Don Ralston in Vincennes, his sister, Susie Harling of Denver, and two half sisters, Sandy and Judy in the Milwaukee area. Other family survivors include three nephews; Roger Ralston, Matthew Ralston, Andrew Harling, and Beth Ann Frederick , a close cousin. As a young patriot he joined the military at age 24 and became a tank commander and instructor and was awarded the rank of Sargeant E-5. After his Honorable Discharge he returned to Allison Motors , a division of General Motors in Indianapolis, and became a tool designer and solved design problems with his strong mathematical and engineering skills retiring in 2006 after 44 years with Allison . He was pre deceased by his wife, Donna Earle Ralston. He grieved her loss in 2001 and never remarried. Ron pursued numerous hobby interests including books and artwork pertaining to country and American history.
He also became a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and Shriners.
and was very interested in the Knights Templars Crusades. He loved His Maker, his family, friends, and country.
Friends are invited to join his family to celebrate Ron's life at memorial services being held at the First Baptist Church on Wabash AV. in Vincennes on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00 am. Pastor Steve Anderson will be officiating at the services. The family would be pleased to have friends join them at a reception afterward in the church to visit and share memories of his loving and generous nature.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Operations Smile, a charity that Ron supported to help children with cleft palate deformities. Their address is: Operations Smile, the Cleft Palate Cause Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Ron's ashes will be buried at a later date in Indianapolis beside his wife , Donna, whom he loved and cherished.