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Ronald L. Shoemaker, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 18, 1955, Ron was the son of Harold â€śBudâ€ť Shoemaker and Sandra (Moore) Dujardin.
He was raised in Osceola and graduated from Penn High School with the Class of 1973. In 1985, Ron moved to Columbia City.
On Nov. 1, 2003, Ron married Diana McKinney in Columbia City. He was a superintendent, building bridges for Pioneer Associates for the last 10 years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union. Ron enjoyed being outdoors, watching birds and riding his Goldwing.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 10 years, Diana Shoemaker; children, Jason (Amanda) Shoemaker of Larwill, Richard (Casandra Hoffman) Shoemaker of Columbia City, and Jaime (Dane) Peppler of Columbia City; sisters, Laura (Gary) Nemeth of Osceola, Beverly Jo Rutherford of Calif., and Beth Ann (Randy) Staggs of Pell City, Ala.; grandchildren, Jordan, Erin, Taylor, Avery and Mason Shoemaker and Dylan Peppler. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Peyton Lee.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.