COSHOCTON -- An honorable and caring man, Ronald Henry "Ronnie" Norman, 74, of Fresno, ended life's journey at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Aultman Hospital, Canton.

Ronnie was born June 23, 1939, in Coshocton. At age 14, after his father's sudden, untimely death, he and his mother, who passed away in 2006, managed the Norman dairy farm until he retired in 2008. Ronald was honored by Pearl Valley Cheese for providing milk to their cheese processing company for over 50 years.

A lifetime member of Fresno United Methodist Church and a 1957 graduate of West Lafayette High School, Ronnie will be remembered as an active member of the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department. He loved being a good friend to all, especially to his neighbors, and cherished the time he spent in their company. Watching the Cleveland Indians, feeding the birds, including hummingbirds, and solving crossword puzzles occupied his spare time.

Ronald will truly be missed by his cousins, Sharon (Tom) Miller Hayes and Sandi Miller of Columbus, Jeff (Karen) Miller of Lewis Center, and Richard (Laura) Little of Lakewood; cousin by marriage, Linda Miller of West Lafayette; several second cousins and a host of a dear friends. His faithful companion was his beloved dog, Lady.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Fred F. and Thelma Harriet (Miller) Norman; and cousins, Wayne E. Miller, Sam Myers and Miriam J. Miller.

A Service of Remembrance was Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton, with Pastor Kathy Powers officiating. Interment followed in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.

In remembrance of Ronnie, the family suggests memoriums be made to the Fresno United Methodist Church, 54233 TR 172, P.O. Box 85, Fresno, OH 43824; or to the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department, 100 N. Orchard St., West Lafayette, OH 43845. Envelopes are available at the Free Funeral Home.

The online guestbook may be signed at www.coshoctontribune.com.