Ronald "Mick" Lee Vanderpool, 70, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 6/25/2010 at 2:02 PM at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born on December 8, 1939 in Silver Lake, Indiana.
He was born to Fred and Marie (Reffitt) Vanderpool
He graduated from Silver Lake High School, Silver Lake, IN and from International Business College. He was a US Navy veteran serving from December 1957 to April 1962.
Ronald married Dee Tarpley on November 4, 1961 in Richmond California. The marriage was performed by Reverend J.H. Kuykendall.
Ron joined the food industry in 1966 working at Safeway Stores in Orinda, California. He managed A&P food stores in Warsaw, Indiana and Maumee, Ohio. In 1972 he had the opportunity to move into the world of plastics where he learned plastic compounding, buying, selling and the art of extrusion. Ron was the co-founder of Paragon Medical in Pierceton, Indiana, where he holds several patents. He was instrumental in the development of the plastic case and tray portions of the business. He designed and hands-on directed the building of plastic sheet extrusion line, setting Paragon Medical apart from others in the plastics manufacturing industry. Ron retired from Paragon Medical in 1999.
Ron's greatest love was just being with God, his family and friends. He also enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished morel mushroom hunter, a fisherman, and a gardener. He tutored his children and grandchildren in these activities.
He also enjoyed game hunting with his friends.
Ron attended Warsaw Community Church in Warsaw.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Warsaw, The American Legion Post 253 in North Webster, Indiana, and a past member of The Lions Club of Leesburg, Indiana.
Survivors are his wife Dee Vanderpool of Warsaw, Indiana
3 daughters Robbie Kiser of Warsaw, Kim (and spouse Troy) Furnivall of Warsaw,
Jennie Vanderpool of Indianapolis, IN
1 son Mike (and spouse Lucia) Vanderpool of Warsaw.
1 sister Bonnie (and spouse Keith)Evans of Warsaw.
2 brothers Dick (and spouse Phyllis) Vanderpool of Columbus, Ohio and Jim (and spouse Lenni) Vanderpool of The Villages, Florida.
7 grandchildren Heather Kissell, Hilary and Dylan Kiser, Trent, Katie, Sara and Gabe Furnivall and
1 great grandson Spencer Walter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister Billie Hill.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Denny Wilson.
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Calling hours will be 4-8 pm on Monday, June 28, 2010. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery – Warsaw, IN with military honors.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the
Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc.
102 E Market Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580