Ronald L. (Ron) Ezra
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Location: 12:30 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana.
 
 
Age: 74
Date of Birth: Thursday, January 09, 1936
Birth place:
Branch: Army
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: Virgil Leslie Ezra  
Mother: Nellie Clare Hahn  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: White County area most all of his life, spending his winters in Pine Island Florida.
Funeral Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010
Funeral Location: Celebration of Life Services at 4:00 PM at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Pastor Jeff Messer of the Zion Bethel Church of Monticello, Indiana
Burial will take place: In the Buffalo Cemetery, located in Buffalo, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Ron had lived in White County his whole life and was a 1954 graduate of Buffalo High School. He farmed in Buffalo, Indiana. Owned and operated the Livestock Market for eight (8) years in Royal Center, Indiana. Owned and operated Point South Caravans leading motor-home tours throughout Mexico. Then owned and operated Ezra Sales from 1981 to the present day. Passions include music, arrowhead hunting, mushroom hunting, fishing, trail bike riding, and golfing. ******What an unforgettable existence it has been sharing, experiencing and celebrating life with Ron Ezra. He has packed more into one lifetime than most would ever dream in ten. His experiences, oh so unique, I doubt ever to repeat. The best father, husband, friend and provider each of us hopes we can be. His passions, there are many, as most of you know. Music, though he could not read a note, he could play better than most. Sometimes we admit, we wished he wouldn’t have played so much. Flying, but because of his heart condition, could never legally fly. That didn’t stop him from taking off into the wild blue yonder. Fishing, he would catch fish where most would say there were none, filleting 2 to others 1. Travels, which any who know firsthand, were always an exciting adventure. He loved togetherness and it showed here. Ezra family, do you remember Bar C ranch and 5 days of rain. This makes us think of the caravanning business he owned, Point South Caravans. What an unusual form of travel, bringing experiences beyond compare. Although we must tell you, the last caravan was the one that put him in the hospital the first time. After doctors telling us he could not survive, triple bi-pass, then months of recovery, he was back. Going strong! He sold his livestock business, Royal Center Livestock, still maintaining the farmer he always had been. Ezra Sales, and boy did he. Dad started as an auto dealer, first selling to neighbors from a small lot on the farm to renting a lot in Lafayette, finally purchasing the corner lot in Reynolds where his business remains today. He was successful in every way, though not without struggle. Health after age 45 was never great. Caridiac Arrest, two open hearts, five Angioplasty and four stints, living on 2/3 of his heart. You can do the math! Though he measured his day by what he had accomplished, he did manage to find some leisure time. Early in life, he loved collecting arrowheads and was quite the eagle eye in spotting them. Mushroom hunting around local areas and also bigger areas in the Michigan forests. No one could really out hunt him. Dad enjoyed dirt and trail bike riding locally and in areas of the western mountain ranges. One event comes to mind on his own property. Wheelie riding gone bad. Result? A Broken ankle with a screw holding it all together. Mom never let him live that one down. Camping out in the remote areas of the north and west. This is where he finally got even, where are those Indians! Golfing, the patent way of his game went right along with his score keeping ability. Oh, and one cannot forget his political views, just say that word “democrat” and watch the sparks fly! He was fortunate again to have found love a second time. With that came a larger family. The mischievous teenage, two sweet young ladies, 2 sons-in-laws, 3 grandsons and in a short time, pitter-patter of little feet, more grandchildren. He loved it and they loved him. We know they are very proud of their time with dad and will miss him also. But probably Dad’s biggest passion was living in Florida during the winters, fishing to his heart's content. We will all miss that time with him. The most important thing we want to say about our father, Ron Ezra is that, every son and daughter should be so lucky as to have had a dad like ours. We were his gift to the world, he was our gift to all of you.******
Special Services: Full Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion, V.F.W. and AmVets Honor Guard at the Cemetery.
Memorial Information: May be given to the wishes of the donor.
Marriage Information: On April 20, 1997 in Reno, Nevada he married Andrea L. Flanders. She survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Andrea Ezra of Monticello, Indiana;

Daughter,
Deb (husband Mike) Morrow of Las Vegas, Nevada;

Son,
Lance (companion Bill Loy) Ezra, of Dyer, Indiana;

Daughters (2nd Marriage),
Stacey Mrak of Winamac, Indiana,
Michelle (husband Shane) Bowers of Lafayette, Indiana,
Jodi Richardson of Indianapolis, Indiana;

Mother,
Nellie Clare Ostheimer of Monticello, Indiana;

Step-Mother,
Frances (Snavely) Ezra of Idaville, Indiana.

Grandchildren,
Jeremy (wife Cortney) Young of Las Vegas, Nevada,
Heather (Husband Eric) Lewis of Chandler, Arizona,
Ty Morrow of Las Vegas, Nevada
Bobby (wife Tina) Young of Monticello, Indiana,
Chuck (wife Amanda) Young of Monticello, Indiana,
Michael Martin of Lafayette, Indiana,
Noah Martin of Lafayette, Indiana,
Duane Bowers of Lafayette, Indiana,
Sidney Mrak of Winamac, Indiana,
Mia Mrak of Winamac, Indiana,
Kale Mrak of Winamac, Indiana;

Great-Grandchildren,
Kaylee Lewis, Mikaela, Trevor & Morgan Young, Nicolis & Kylie Halsema, and Chase & Seth Young

Sisters,
Zona (husband Carl) Van Meter of Monticello, Indiana,
Bobbie Jo Fussichen of Xenia, Ohio,
Billie Kay (husband Doug) Kyburz of Idaville, Indiana,
Leone Fritz of Logansport, Indiana;

Brothers,
Keith (wife Elaine) Ezra of North Judson, Indiana,
Lin (wife Chris) Ezra, of Monticello, Indiana,
Larin (wife Pattie) Ezra of Florida;

Former Wife,
Beverly J. Marx of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Preceded in Death:
Father,
Virgil L. Ezra;

Sisters,
Pauline (Talbutt) McKeown,
Judy Bowers;

Brother,
Paul Ezra
Arrangements by:
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home