HOWARD — William A. Ragan, 87, of Howard, Ohio, passed away Oct. 29, 2013.
He was born in Lorain, Ohio, June 28, 1926, to John A. and Pauline (Gacon) Ragan. Bill served in both the Navy and Army during World War II. Following his service to his country, he attended Adelbert College at Case Western Reserve University. On Feb. 16, 1952, he married Rose Sendry. Bill was a wonderful husband, father and man. He loved God, his wife, family, friends and his country. He enjoyed playing and watching golf, watching football, playing poker and having breakfast with “The Bad Apples” men’s group. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and an active member and past president of the Mount Vernon Chapter of Rotary. Bill also volunteered with the Columbus chapter of SCORE.
Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Rose; children, Melissa (Rick) Furman, Jennifer Phillips, William A. “Drew” (Janet) Ragan and Laura Ragan; sister, Ann Marie (William) Polson; and sisters-in-law, Virginia Ragan and Jeanette Sendry. Also surviving are six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Chi Smith; grandson, Joseph E. Ragan; brother, Richard Ragan; and sons-in-law, Donnie Phillips and William C. Morrill.
Friends may visit Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, 5055 Secor Road (north of Laskey), Toledo, Ohio.
Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio.
Interment will take place privately in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Toledo. A “Celebration of Life” will take place in the Spring in Apple Valley.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Poor, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Rotary Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at www.urbanskifuneralhome.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.