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Ronald Wayne Hamaker

August 5, 1931 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 88)


A strong in faith Christian man entered Heaven this week.

Ronald Wayne Hamaker, age 88, of Marion passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis.

Ronald was born on August 5, 1931 in Marion, Indiana the son of the late Russell and Thelma (Dickensheet) Hamaker. He married Marcia Thorne on July 30, 1950.

Ronald was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War as a 2nd Lieutenant. He then earned his Masters Degree and taught at Thomas Jefferson, was a principal at Kendall Elementary, and then was an assistant superintendent at Marion Community Schools until his retirement.

Ronald was a very active member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Marion and a former member of Arbor Trace Golf and Metro Exchange Club. He enjoyed golfing, working in his yard, and reading.

Ronald was a loving husband of 69 years to Marcia Hamaker, a devoted father to David Hamaker (deceased) and Ronda Strausbaugh of Noblesville. He was a caring, supportive grandfather to Nick Strausbaugh (wife, Jessica Strausbaugh) and Kristen Strausbaugh of Noblesville and a fun loving great grandfather to Penny Strausbaugh, age 7, Tommy Strausbaugh, Age 5, and Maggie Strausbaugh, age 2.

As per Ronald's wishes, cremation will take place with a private burial in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, Indiana.

Arrangements entrusted to Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.

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Memorial contributions can be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 1206 N. Miller Ave., Marion, Indiana 46952.

Well Done by The Afters

"What will it be like when you call my name? And in that moment when I see you face to face? (God speaking) Well done, well done my beloved child. You have won the race and now you're home. Welcome to the place where you belong.

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