Ronnie (Ron) LeRoy Fox passed away surrounded by family on June 3, 2023 at the age of 78. Ron was born in Geneva, Nebraska on June 30, 1944 to David and Phyllis (Caton) Fox.
The family moved to Lincoln where Ron graduated from Northeast High School in 1962 and Nebraska Wesleyan in 1966, with a degree in Business Administration. As a sophomore in high school Ron met Kay (Shuman), and the couple married on August 5th, 1967. They had two daughters, Heather and Kindra. As a family they spent many summers camping and traveling together. Ron and Kay enjoyed traveling to National Parks around the country with family and friends. Their devotion to each other was an inspiration.
Ron played sports in high school, college, and throughout his adult life. He was a letter winner and team captain on Nebraska Wesleyan’s football team. For forty years Ron participated in slow pitch softball as a player, coach, and league administrator. In 1967 his team won the inaugural Nebraska Men’s Slow Pitch State Championship. He was voted MVP of the 1971 State Tournament and in 2000 Ron was inducted into the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame. Ron enjoyed officiating high school wrestling, playing pick-up basketball games, playing co-ed volleyball with Kay, and coaching and attending his daughter’s and granddaughter’s sporting events.
In January 1979 Ron started Fox Claims Service, Inc., where he worked as owner and operator for nearly forty years. He obtained his relator license and sold homes as a secondary source of income. Ron was good with numbers and conversing with people, which served him well in both endeavors.
Ron was as kind and humble as he was tall and strong. He could both literally and figuratively carry his family on his shoulders. Ron encouraged his children to treat others the way they wanted to be treated. He was patient and encouraging and always had a hug waiting for his loved ones. The past seventeen years Ron’s favorite pastime was spending time with his granddaughter with whom he shared a special bond. He lives on in the hearts of family and friends.
Ron is survived by his wife Kay, sister Mary Lou (Howard) Fosler, daughters Heather Fox and Kindra Fox, son-in-law Jeff Scheer, and granddaughter Ivy Fox-Hays.
A Celebration of Life will be held June 30, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Lincoln where he was a long-time member.
Donations will go to youth sports scholarships for underserved children and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
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