Ronald L. Greene, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence in Franklin.
He was born November 10, 1937 in Burtrum, Minnesota to Charles Leslie Greene and Helen Simplicia (Nalezny) Greene.
He married Sharon (Beasley) Greene, who preceded him in death. He then married Peggy L. (Beene) Wells Greene on September 22, 2000; she survives.
He was a graduate of Mahtomedi High School in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was a member of American Legion Post 205 in Franklin, Franklin Elks Club and the VFW Post 6978 in Whiteland. He was a retired air traffic controller, having worked at the Indianapolis International Airport. He later owned and operated Ron Greene Replacement Windows in Jamestown.
He loved golfing, fishing, playing cards, hunting and traveling.
He was a joy to be around due to his sense of humor — he never met a stranger.
Surviving is his wife Peggy L. (Beene) Wells Greene of Franklin; his children, Kerry Bruner of Bern, North Carolina, Mary Burket of Pittsboro, Nancy Miller (Ron) of Oakie, South Carolina, Robert Greene (Judy) of Max, Indiana and Brad Greene of Washington state; Peggy’s children, Rusty Wells (Mary Ann) and Michael Wells (Debbie), both of Indianapolis, Mary Stirsman (Tim) of Greenwood; grandchildren, Megan Bruner, Ashley Burket, Kelsey Burket, Ian Burket, Rahni Miller, Tori Miller, Maranda Miller, Travis Miller, Josh Greene, Britney Greene, Derrik Pennell, Harrison Wells, Meredith Wells, Karah Wells, Madison Stirsman and Quinton Stirsman; two sisters, Delores Long of Tempe, Arizona and Jackie Wenzel (Curt) of Amery, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Jean Greene of St. Paul, Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon (Beasley) Greene; son, Don Greene; brother, Clyde Greene; son-in-law, Jon Burket; and grandson, Jacob Greene.
A celebration of life service will be conducted Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin where friends may call from 2 p.m.until the service time at the mortuary. Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 205 Franklin. Internment will take place in Jamestown I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, or at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.