Ron Rabel

September 15, 1941 ‒ April 08, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ron Rabel, 77, of Mansfield passed away Monday evening, April 8, 2019 in Mansfield OhioHealth Hospital following an extended illness.

The son of Joseph and Anna (Folmer) Rabel, Ron was born September 15, 1941 in Mansfield and graduated from Madison High School in 1959.  Ron retired from Forrest Machine.

Earlier in life Ron enjoyed camping and hunting pheasant.  He was a member of the Owls #1152, AmVets #26, and Sons of Herman.  Having attended many Owls National Conventions and being Supreme Officer, Ron was awarded the 3rd and 4th Degree Owl.  He was past Officer of Mansfield Owls for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife Pam Rabel whom he married May 18, 1984; children Kathy (Brian) Wolf of Mansfield, Wendy (Lonnie) Smith of Marion, Iowa, Bob Rabel of Arizona, and Gina (Paul) Kendrix of Georgia; grandchildren Brittany, Dane (Senah), Landon, Nathan, and Miranda; great-grandson Beau; brother Fred(Valdir)  Rabel of New Jersey; and his K-9 companion Reagan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11 am – 12 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his memorial service will begin at 12 noon.   The Rev. Dr. Faith Proietti will officiate.

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  • I only met him once. But he raised a great lady and if children are a mark you leave behind you did great my friend. To the family you have my love and prayers

    Big Don

  • Gina,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying and deeply care for you and your family. You are truly like a sister to me. May Jesus’ comfort and peace be upon you and your family during this time.

    Larry Lynn
    Duplicating Products

  • Gina and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    I remember Ron coming to DPI and I have fond memories of him.

    I am here for whatever you need…a laugh, a hug, a cry, a margarita, you name it!

    Matthew 5:4

  • Gina, Paul, Miranda and the Rabel family. Sorry for your loss. My Gods peace and understanding be with all of you at this time.

  • Wendy and Family,

    My condolences and heartfelt sorrow on your loss. May He guide and provide comfort and strength to you and your family during these trying times. I will pray for you.

  • Gina, our condolences to you and your family. We are very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and bring you healing. With sympathies, Roberto and Gina Diaz

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your family and friends bring you strength in your time of need.. We are here for you.

  • Ron was a friend from high school, best man at my late wife’s and my wedding and the father of my oldest son’s (Brian) wife (Kathy). Praying God gives comfort to your family and eternity is restful to your soul.

  • Gina,
    A limb has fallen from your family tree that says grieve not for me remember the Best Times the laughter, the song the good life he lived while he was STRONG
    Love you,
    David and Melinda

  • Gina, Miranda & Paul,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you during these difficult days and grant to you all the peace that passes all understanding.
    Much Love and prayers,
    Ellen & Tom McAllister

  • Dear family my condolences are with you all. I am very saddened to have just found out my brother Ron has passed on. He is in a better place now, and God will take care of him now. I am still here, and I hope everyone remembers that.