Ron Gagnon, age 82, Akron, died on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Woodlawn Hospital at 5:20 p.m.
He was born in Fulton County on September 5, 1937 to Arthur and Violet (Hamilton) Gagnon. Ron had lived in Mentone, the Beaver Dam area, but most of his life in the Akron community. He graduated from Burket High School in 1955. Ron married Carma L. (Middleton) Backus in 1959. They recently had a public celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary and now have been married 61 years.
Ron was employed at Sonoco Products Company in Akron for 20 years. After leaving there, he became a truck driver and doing miscellaneous jobs. His last job was at Mid-West Springs in Mentone where he retired in 2002.
He attended Silver Creek Church of God when his health allowed him to.
He enjoyed hunting all kinds of animals.
Surviving Ron is his wife Carma of Akron; (2) children: Steven E. (spouse Kathy) Gagnon of Warsaw; Barbara (spouse Tim) Heinbaugh of Wabash; (1) stepson: Steven D. (spouse Linda) Backus of Akron; (1) sister: Clara Brown of Houston, Texas; (10) grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents, stepdaughter Debra L. Backus, stepson Daniel D. Backus, and brother Eugene Gagnon.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private graveside services will be held at Silver Creek Cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana with Pastor Tom Craig officiating.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Ronald L. Gagnon, memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Creek Church of God, 6504 W. 1300 S., Silver Lake, Indiana 46982.
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