Ronald F. Drinkhouse (Ron) 83, of Georgetown, Texas passed peacefully on July 12, 2021 with his loving wife, Michelle, by his side.
Ron was born in January of 1938 in Alliance, Ohio to Elizabeth Mary (Ward) Drinkhouse and Frank Drinkhouse. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ron graduated from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio. After serving in the Navy, he worked in Chicago, Illinois as a dental technician. Ron went on to manage Patterson (Litton) Dental Supply branches in Ohio, Kentucky, and Kansas.
In 1960, while living in Chicago, Ron met Michelle Jobin, from Quebec, Canada. The two met by chance at a dance hall in New Hampshire and corresponded for a year. Love at first sight turned into 60 years of marriage.
Ron is survived by his wife Michelle (Jobin) Drinkhouse, his son Ron Drinkhouse of Overland Park, Kansas, and his daughter Christine (Robert Darkenwald) of rural Douglas County, Kansas. Ron leaves 5 grandchildren: Amanda, Nathan, Collin, Teresa, Mathew, and a great granddaughter, Meadow.
Ron never forgot his humble beginnings in Ohio and appreciated all he had. He was lucky to have a beautiful, resourceful wife who left her home country to start a family with him in the United States. He did everything he could to make sure she saw her family frequently. As an only child, her Canadian family adopted him as one of their own. The family enjoyed camping and traveling.
After retiring, Ron and Michelle moved to Georgetown, Texas where he golfed, and they took trips in their RV across the US and Canada.
Above all, he was a man of morals and integrity. Ron had an amazing sense of humor and could bellylaugh until he cried. He was an easy¬going man who was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Services are pending.
Memorial gifts may be made in Ron's name to The Alzheimer's Association
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jul. 25, 2021.