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Ronald H. Prouty

April 4, 1935 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Ronald Harley Prouty, 88 from DeSoto passed away at home on August 19th, 2023 with family at his side.  Ron was born April 4, 1935 in Bluffton, IN to Harley & Virginia Prouty.  He was a graduate of Desoto High School in 1953.  Ron married Gretchen Sue Harrold on July 29, 1956 and recently celebrated 67 years of marriage.  He was an electrician for Harris Electric and Borg Warner for most of his working life.  Ron was Chairman of The Trustees at DeSoto United Methodist Church for 20 years and Chairman of DeSoto Cemetery Committee.  Ron was the happiest when he was helping out family and friends.

Ron is survived by his wife Gretchen; children: Denise (Rick) Thomason, Fishers, IN, Bret (Linda) Prouty, Greenwood, IN, and Kent Prouty, DeSoto, IN.  He has 5 grandchildren:  Joshua (Ingrid) Prouty, Adam (Payton) Thomason, Stacy Green, Rachel (Brandon) Kay and Sarah (Harry) Longe; 5 great grandchildren:  Sydney, Leah, Natalie, Alice and Isla.  Also, a brother: Bruce Prouty, and a sister: Phyllis Ireland.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents: Harley & Virginia Prouty, and in-laws: Delbert and Irene Harrold.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2023 at DeSoto United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, DeSoto.

Visiting hours are Sunday (Aug. 27) from 2 until 5 p.m. at Meacham Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Donations may be sent to either DeSoto United Methodist Church or Muncie Habitat for Humanity.

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August 27, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

August 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
DeSoto United Methodist Church
6309 N County Road 500 E
Muncie, IN 47303

Funeral Service
August 28, 2023

11:00 AM
DeSoto United Methodist Church
6309 N County Road 500 E
Muncie, IN 47303


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