Former Liberty Township resident Ronald G. Mumaw, age 72, passed away on
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Porter Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 72.
Born on June 23, 1938 in Bicknell, Ind., he was a Valparaiso-area resident
since 1969, formerly of Hobart. He attended Liberty Bible Church and
Heartland Christian Center Church. He was a barber for 17 years in East
Gary, Ind. and in Valparaiso, then a millwright for 23 years at Midwest
Steel in Portage. He served two years in the Army Reserves stationed in
Virginia, and coached for 10 years in the Liberty Township Recreation Little
League, coaching both sons, Jeff and Ron. He also worked with the Liberty
Township Boy Scouts Troop 904. He loved all of the Chicago sports teams,
especially the Chicago Black Hawks. In Ronís early years, he was an avid
hunter and fisherman, achieving the status of Expert Marksman in both pistol
and rifle shooting.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen R. (nee Havrilesko) Mumaw of
Valparaiso; children Ron Mumaw (wife Melissa) of Noblesville, Ind., Jeff
Mumaw of Grand Rapids, Mich., Diane Ruesch (husband Bryan) of Valparaiso;
grandchildren Victoria, Elizabeth, Paige, and Hailey; mother Mary Mumaw-Swift
of Valparaiso; brothers Allan Mumaw (wife Carol) of Valparaiso and Richard
Mumaw of Hollywood, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Mumaw; brother Dick Mumaw of
Connorsville, Ind.; and step-dad, Davie Swift of Cape Corral, Fla.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dykes
Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, Ind. The funeral service
will immediately follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil Willingham officiating.
Cremation will be in Calvary Crematory, Portage. Memorials may be made to
the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are being handled by Dykes
Funeral Home, Inc., (219) 462-3125.