Ronald W. Balyeat

March 11, 1948 ‒ March 29, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Ronald W. “Big Ron” Balyeat 71, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a long illness. Ron was born in Galion, Ohio on March 11, 1948 to the late Henry “Hank” Levering and Dorothy “Dot” (Wilcox) Levering. Ron was a lifelong resident of Galion and loved his small town. Many remember him from as far back as “Big Ron’s Cycle” and Gala Lanes. His favorite pastimes included his love for motorcycles, traveling no matter the distance; even garage sales or to just enjoy the great outdoors. He also enjoyed his little farm which was the place to go for great friend and family gatherings. He is survived by his two daughters; Rana (Greg) Gosser of Galion and Kerri (Eric) Hedges of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also three grandchildren Harley and Preston Balyeat and Zackery Hedges. Also surviving is a sister Linda Levering. A celebration of life with family and friends at the Galion Moose Lodge, 520 S. Market, Galion on April 3 at 6pm.This is a potluck gathering, please bring a covered dish. As requested by Ron there will be no formal service.


  • Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. Thinking of all of the family.

  • Rana and Kerri again I am very sorry for your loss. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rana, Kerri and Linda,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Lots of fun memories with Ron. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • All my thoughts are with Ron’s family.
    I recall and will never forget when I bought my first Harley in the 80’s and went to see Ron at his shop on Tuxedo alley to buy accessories for my Scoot.
    At one point Ron looked to the back and yelled back at the boys , hey fellas Harry is gunna put my kids thru college buying all these parts.
    We all got a good laugh out of that. I remember Ole Dale Poast was one of em back there.
    Ron was good people and always friendly and kind to me.
    Ride on Ron!!
    Harry Holbrook

  • On behalf of the Galion High School Class of 1967, we send our deepest condolences for Ron’s passing. We will remember him always.

    Galion Class of 1967
    c/0 Marsha McCracken

  • Prayers and sympathy extended to all of the family on the loss of a child GOOD KIND MAN who will be missed by many.🙏

  • Linda,
    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I haven’t seen him in years, but always remember him fondly. I know Karen let you know that Mom passed just the day before. We are all heartbroken as well. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  • To the Balyeat Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ron.
    The Ron Nelson Family