|Ramon Rosalez Vasquez|
|Monday, June 04, 2012 1:31 PM|
Ramon Rosalez Vasquez, 83, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born in Texas, he was the son of Hipolito “Pete” and Mercedes (Rosalez) Vasquez.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sally; daughter, Maria (Oliver) Kiss of Bradenton, Fla.; son, Ramon (Valerie) Vasquez Jr. of Fort Wayne; stepchildren, Daniel (Rosie) Conroy and Brian Conroy of Fort Wayne, Mike (Sue) Conroy of Summerville, S.C., and Patti (Doug) Kershner of Marion; four brothers, Adolph “Doc” of Lima and Lazaro, Frank (Pat) and William (Sue) Vasquez of Delphos; sister, Lucy (Charles) Zink of Wapakoneta; grandchildren, Nate and Kyra Vasquez; step-grandchildren, Daniel, Corey, Michael, Erin, and Kyle Conroy, Luke Gasper and Laura Shoemaker; and several nieces, nephews and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Mitch, Florence “Ponchie” and Ben Vasquez; and sisters, Lola Heyser and Ernestine “Ernie” Metz.
Mr. Vasquez was a 1951 graduate of Jefferson High School in Delphos and the Fort Wayne Art Institute and John Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of American Legion Post 28 and the V.F.W. in Delphos. He was an industrial designer for International Harvester/Navistar, where he had worked for 25 years.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Missionary Church 2536 Tillman Road, Fort Wayne, with military honors. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home of Fort Wayne or Artlink of Fort Wayne.
Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.
Send condolences online at northernindianafuneralcare.com