1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Ronald Lee Motteler, Sr.

July 8, 1941 - September 27, 2021

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    Jonlyn Blake says

    Love you Uncle Ronnie. You will be missed. Here’s a pic of you and some of your sisters and brothers.

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    Dave Watson says

    Our condolences to the family. I had served w Ron (and Otto) in 281ST back in the day.
    I remember Ron has a man of strong character and work values.

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    Debra Asbille says

    I live next door to where he lived when I was outside he would come to the fence and we would talk I am going to miss him . So sorry for your loss my prayers are with all of you

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      Rita Brown says

      When the church purchased the property next door, there was a garage turned apt that had been vacant and vandalized. The house had burned down. Everyone helped at some point but Me and Bro and Ron Sr did the majority of repairs to that building. We became good friends thru that experience. I helped fix quite a few things at Bros house b4 he had a stroke and moved in with his family in KY then died about 6mo later. The 3 of us would work on anything the church needed or anyone needing repairs. Ron Sr has let me borrow so many of his tools and extension ladder and paid me to do repair work on Ron Jr’s house. We shared a love 4 plants and he would send me pics of his plants from his greenhouse. He even bought me a special planter bc he was having such great results with it and wanted to share the experience. He loved peppers the most! He put peppers in every dish, even his morning oatmeal!!! 😅

      There’s a million times Ron would help others. Gary was behind on his utility bill and Ron paid it when he couldn’t get help and allowed Gary to pay him back, which he was faithful to do. Ron would make friends with the drunks and encourage them to come to church. He seen they had a problem but also knew the answer was Jesus and if he could just get them to see it. He loved them right where they’re at. It didn’t matter who u were, he treated u the same as everyone else, with love and respect. There’s not much that man wouldn’t do 4 anyone in need.

      He was like a 2nd dad to me, which helped since my dad is in Indy. We shared info about conspiracies, Bible, plants, & food (he was a decent cook). I would give him walnuts and he would make zucchini bread and give me a loaf or 2. Man it was good! He often made turkey burgers for the church functions, he left the peppers out of one batch so I could have some lol 😅 . His last birthday party was a great success and I’m so glad me and Pooh were able to make it. Pooh loved him too. He had a lot of faith that she would do great things and I’m sure he’ll see that day, just from a different view. I know he’s with Jesus in a glorified body but our loss is so huge with his passing and Jr’s.

      He was a great friend, they both were, and I will miss them . 🥺 😢 😭

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    Kimberly McDaniel says

    Sending you love and prayers. He was a great uncle. I know you will be meeting up with all your brothers and sisters in heaven. Rest in peace. We love you 🙏💙

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    Rita Brown says

    When the church purchased the property next door, there was a garage turned apt that had been vacant and vandalized. The house had burned down. Everyone helped at some point but Me and Bro and Ron Sr did the majority of repairs to that building. We became good friends thru that experience. I helped fix quite a few things at Bros house b4 he had a stroke and moved in with his family in KY then died about 6mo later. The 3 of us would work on anything the church needed or anyone needing repairs. Ron Sr has let me borrow tons of his tools and extension ladder and paid me to do repair work on Ron Jr’s house. We shared a love 4 plants and he would send me pics of his plants from his greenhouse. He even bought me a special planter bc he was having such great results with it and wanted to share the experience. He loved peppers the most! He put peppers in every dish, even his morning oatmeal!!! 😅

    There’s a million times Ron would help others. Gary was behind on his utility bill and Ron paid it when he couldn’t get help and allowed Gary to pay him back, which he was faithful to do. Ron would make friends with the drunks and encourage them to come to church. He seen they had a problem but also knew the answer was Jesus and if he could just get them to see it. He loved them right where they’re at. It didn’t matter who u were, he treated u the same as everyone else, with love and respect. There’s not much that man wouldn’t do 4 anyone in need.

    He was like a 2nd dad to me, which helped since my dad is in Indy. We shared info about conspiracies, Bible, plants, & food (he was a decent cook). I would give him walnuts and he would make zucchini bread and give me a loaf or 2. Man it was good! He often made turkey burgers for the church functions, he left the peppers out of one batch so I could have some lol 😅 . His last birthday party was a great success and I’m so glad me and Pooh were able to make it. Pooh loved him too. He had a lot of faith that she would do great things and I’m sure he’ll see that day, just from a different view. I know he’s with Jesus in a glorified body but our loss is so huge with his passing and Jr’s.

    He was a great friend, they both were, and I will miss them . 🥺 😢 😭

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    Rita Brown says

    When the church purchased the property next door, there was a garage turned apt that had been vacant and vandalized. The house had burned down. Everyone helped at some point but Me and Bro and Ron Sr did the majority of repairs to that building. We became good friends thru that experience. I helped fix quite a few things at Bros house b4 he had a stroke and moved in with his family in KY then died about 6mo later. The 3 of us would work on anything the church needed or anyone needing repairs. Ron Sr has let me borrow tons of his tools and extension ladder and paid me to do repair work on Ron Jr’s house. We shared a love 4 plants and he would send me pics of his plants from his greenhouse. He even bought me a special planter bc he was having such great results with it and wanted to share the experience. He loved peppers the most! He put peppers in every dish, even his morning oatmeal!!! 😅

    There’s a million times Ron would help others. Gary was behind on his utility bill and Ron paid it when he couldn’t get help and allowed Gary to pay him back, which he was faithful to do. Ron would make friends with the drunks and encourage them to come to church. He seen they had a problem but also knew the answer was Jesus and if he could just get them to see it. He loved them right where they’re at. It didn’t matter who u were, he treated u the same as everyone else, with love and respect. There’s not much that man wouldn’t do 4 anyone in need.

    He was like a 2nd dad to me, which helped since my dad is in Indy. We shared info about conspiracies, Bible, plants, & food (he was a decent cook). I would give him walnuts and he would make zucchini bread and give me a loaf or 2. Man it was good! He often made turkey burgers for the church functions, he left the peppers out of one batch so I could have some lol 😅 . His last birthday party was a great success and I’m so glad me and Pooh were able to make it. Pooh loved him too. He had a lot of faith that she would do great things and I’m sure he’ll see that day, just from a different view. I know he’s with Jesus in a glorified body but our loss is so huge with his passing and Jr’s.

    He was a great friend, they both were, and I will miss them . 🥺 😢 😭

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    Kathie Abney Ignatowicz says

    Sincere Condolences for the loss of my cousin Ron Jr & my Uncle Ron! Such a sad time for our family! I pray God watches over our family & eases the pain from everyone’s hearts as they grieve for their loved ones!

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    Kathie Abney Ignatowicz says

    Sincere Condolences to the family for all they are going through in the loss of my cousin Ron Jr. & my Uncle Ron! This is such a sad time for all our family! I pray that God eases the pain everyone feels for the loss of our beloved family members.

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Ronald Lee Motteler, Sr., passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021.  Ronald was born on July 8, 1941 in Grandview, Indiana to Otto and Orlena Motteler.

Ronald loved coin collecting, the Green Bay Packers, and vegetable gardening.  He had a special love for his dog Buddy, but most of all, he loved his family.

Ronald is preceded in death by his son Ronald Lee Motteler, Jr. and his son in law Alan.  He is survived by his wife Brenda; his daughters Kathleen, April (Marvin), and Missy.  In addition, Ronald is survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his daughter in law Rebecca; brother Otto; sister Ethel Mae and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 11am-12pm in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park.  The funeral service will begin at 12pm with entombment to follow.