Ronald Wayne Race,
age 70, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away at his
home on July 19, 2017.
Ron was born and
raised in Gary, Indiana. He was born May 27, 1947, to Frank and Justynne
(nee Tamo) Race.
He is survived by
his loving wife of 41 years, Charlene (nee Schoenfelt) Race of Bradenton,
FL; beloved daughter, Michele (Christopher) Race-Dillingham and
grandchildren, Collin, Julia and Evan, all of Bradenton, FL and many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many brothers-in-law and
He was preceded in
death by his parents and his brother, Frank Race Jr.
Ron graduated from
Tolleston High School in Gary, IN, Class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Army
and was a Vietnam Veteran. Ron retired after 37 years from U.S. Steel in the
sheet & tin mill. After retirement he worked for Arnell Chevrolet, Inc., in
Chesterton, IN. Ron loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. His
greatest joys were his grandkids. Ron also loved boating, the Yankees and
going to the casino. He loved sparring with the Dillingham family about the
Cubs vs. Yankees. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and
will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation held
from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home,
517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
In lieu of flowers
the family requests donations in Ronís name be made to Centerstone of
Manatee Glens, 391 6th Avenue West, Brandenton, FL, 34205.
to the family may be made at