Ronald David “Cub” Wolfinger

July 17, 1932 ‒ January 17, 2021

Centerburg, Ohio

Ronald David “Cub” Wolfinger, age 88, of Centerburg, died peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.  Retired co-owner of Clintonville Radiator and Electric and lifelong farmer.

Born July 17, 1932 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Frank D. and Emma (Klima) Wolfinger.  Veteran U.S. Marines and Navy, Korea.  Member of VFW Post 8794 Whitehall and AmVet Post 59 Centerburg.

“Cub” was a quiet, simple man and was a sly jokester.  He enjoyed showing off his farm, giving tractor rides to his nieces and nephews and hosting the annual family reunion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Alice (Markward) Wolfinger; sisters, Bernadine Wolfinger and Rosemary Klima; brothers, Carl, Harold, Orville and Earl Wolfinger.

Cub is survived by brothers, Jerry (Luetta) Wolfinger of Powell and Tom (Iris) Wolfinger of Lancaster; sister, Nancy Grove of Cincinnati; niece and caretaker, Tonya (Ron) McDaniel; many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury.  Private family service and interment with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wolfinger family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • I have not seen Ron for over 40ty years
    Always enjoyed our get to gather on New Years eve. HE WILL BE MISSED

  • I meet cub a while back, he reminded me of my childhood with my grandpa. He joked and told stories of his life as a kid and serving our country. This coming hay season will be my first without having a beer with him at evening time. Cub was a great man and I’m honored to call him my friend. I will miss him every day. My heart goes out to his family n friends, he was one of a kind!!!

  • I was glad to have known him and happy to have spent 20 years deer-hunting with him, hunting on Larry Carter”s property.
    Rest in peace, my friend.
    Mike Roese

  • ROGER USMC
    IT CANNOT BE INHERITED NOR CAN IT EVER BE PURCHASED.
    YOU AND NO ONE ALIVE CAN BUY IT FOR ANY PRICE.
    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RENT AND CANNOT BE LENT.
    YOU ALONE AND OUR OWN HAVE EARNED IT WITH YOUR SWEAT, BLOOD AND LIVES.
    YOU WON IT FOREVER.
    THE TITLE
    UNITED STATES MARINE
    GO WITH GOD MY BROTHER
    SEMPER FI

  • Cubby was my neighbor for many years and was such a sweet and caring man. He was quite a self sufficient man, never asking for anything, but helped others all the time. I remember him always helping at the Farm Festival and I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed around Mt Liberty. RiP, Cub!

  • We moved into our home on 605 in the winter of 1988.The farmland that surrounded us was planted in corn.We were a young couple back then. My wife is from a farming family. We started seeing Cub working his field harvesting his corn with a three row corn picker that year! At 15 degrees temperatures outside i thought this guy is either crazy or he loves what he is doing, Turns out it was the latter! He really loved his farming. The times that we talked to Cub he was always interesting and comical with a soft spoken way with words.We think about him often when we see the modern farm equipment working the field with their combines that will pick twenty rows at a time!
    What a great man to talk to and watch work his land that he loved and was very proud of!!

  • God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank YOU for your service in The Corps and Navy in Korea. Member VFW #8794 and AmVet #59… RIP with Military Honors. “Fair winds and following seas”……. And Semper Fi.