The Daily Item
LEWISBURG — Ronald Edward Aurand, 66, of 319 Arrowhead Lane for the past 42 years, entered into rest at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Sunbury, a son of the late Robert and Vivian (Culp) Aurand. On July 25, 1970, in Lewisburg, he married the former Linda L. Aikey, who survives.
Ronald was a 1966 graduate of Shikellamy High School.
He was an Airborne Ranger in Vietnam, serving from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1969.
Ronald worked with his son, Keith, at Keith Aurand Construction for 15 years. Earlier in life, he was employed at Interstate Trucking, White Deer, and Crest Homes, Milton.
He was a member of the Mazeppa Union Church, for 33 years, where he assisted with cooking at church dinners and general church maintenance.
Ronald was a member of the Lewisburg American Legion Post 182.
He was a little league coach and assisted at the Camp Mount Luther chicken barbeques. Ronald enjoyed animals, gardening, hunting, being active in the outdoors, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife of nearly 43 years, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith A. and Sherri L. Aurand, of Mifflinburg, and Kurt A. and Elizabeth M. Aurand, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly A. and Mark C. Carollo, of Lewisburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary L. and JoAnn Aurand, of Northumberland, and Jeffrey A. and Jean Aurand, of Herndon; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia L. and Craig Edson, of Milton; and nine grandchildren, Zachary, Andrew, Ethan, Logan, Makayla, Alliyah, Austin, Derek, and Alexis.
Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mazeppa Union Church, 3200 Johnson Mill Road, Lewisburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with the Rev. Ricky Phillips officiating.
Burial will be in the Mazeppa Union Cemetery with military honors by Lewisburg American Legion Post 182.
Memorial gifts may be made to either Mostly Mutts, 284 Little Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801, or the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A., 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.