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“I have fond memories of Mr Leigh when he was my instructor at Ivy Tech. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with the family at the...Read More ยป
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Ronald W. Leigh, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 18, 2018. He was born in Aurora, IL on July 14, 1942. He was the son of the late Stanley and Dorothy (Patterman) Leigh. Ronald was ordained to the Gospel Ministry, and later obtained a PHD from New York University in Religious Education. He taught for many years at Christian Bible Colleges and also taught at Ivy Tech College for 26 years in the Design Technology Department, retiring in 2011. Ronald's passion was Bible study, research, writing, and teaching. He went on to teach himself AutoCAD (Automated Computer Aided Design) and published one of the first AutoCAD text books which was widely used in colleges when the technology was first developing. Traveling, playing tennis, being outdoors, hiking, and playing a variety of instruments were a few of Ronald's hobbies. More than anything Ronald loved his Lord, and his family. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Karen (Bolden) Leigh. Daughters, Brenda (Daniel) Hoover, and Sheryl (George) Snyder. Grandsons, Benjamin, Brock, Isaac, and Mitchell Hoover, and Eric Snyder. Brother David S. Leigh, of St. Paul, MN. Funeral service will be at 10AM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 W. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm also at the church. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wallen Baptist Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne.