Ronald "Ron" C. Wita

05/29/1949 - 01/13/2024


Obituary For Ronald "Ron" C. Wita

Elida, Ohio
Ronald "Ron" Craig Wita was born May 29th 1949, to Donald L. and Deloris I. Wita who preceded him in death. He left this world and came into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday morning January 13th, 2024 after a long fought battle with Parkinson’s.
Ronald was a quick wit, had a twinkle in his eye, and always enjoyed a practical joke. His sisters might even say he was “ornery.” He was a 1967 graduate of Lima Senior High and a graduate of Cedarville College, where he majored in business administration and psychology. He was so talented and gifted in many areas including woodcarving and music. He was an early member of the Lima Area Woodcarvers and was an accomplished violinist. He was an active member of Lima Baptist Temple for many years, playing his violin in their symphony. He loved to read, especially his Bible. He was able to retire after twenty five years from Valero Lima Refinery.
Most important to him, however, was his family and faith. He was a dedicated and faithful husband of fifty years to his beloved wife, Kayleen (Kay) S. Skelly-Wita. Loving and attentive father to his two children, Andy (Kayla) Wita of Elida, Ohio and Adrienne (Jake) Shumaker of Nashville, TN. Proud PoPo to six grandsons: Nick (Willow) Shumaker, Carson Shumaker, Gage Wita, Connor Wita, Lane Wita, and Gatlin Wita.
He leaves behind two sisters, Karen Maier of Lima, Ohio and Debbie (Steve) Churchill of Roseville, MI; A sister-in-law, Stacy (Dave) Skelly-Heeter of Florida, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald L. and Deloris I. Wita of Lima, Mother and Father-in-law, Neil R. and Shirley E. Skelly of Lima, brother-in-law Lane Skelly of MO, and brother-in-law Lynn Maier of Lima.
More than anything, he wanted others to know and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. His greatest hope was that others may come to know the Jesus who loves them, died for them, and wants to see them in heaven.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:30am at Lima Baptist Temple, 982 Brower Road, Lima, OH 45801.
The visitation will be on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 9:30am until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Lima Rescue Mission, or Temple Christian School,
The family would like to extend a sincere heartfelt appreciation to the nurses and staff at Van Crest Rehabilitation and Nursing Home of Delphos, who made Ron’s final weeks as comfortable and accommodating as possible.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


19 Jan


09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lima Baptist Temple 982 Brower Rd. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
19 Jan

Celebration of Life

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Lima Baptist Temple 982 Brower Rd. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 01/22/2024

    Andy and Kayla and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Jamie and Cari Fuerst and Zach Fuerst.

  • 01/21/2024

    My parents (John and Margaret Campbell) were friends with Ron's parents so I had the opportunity to know Ron since childhood. He was always such a great guy and I was so sorry to see that he had passed. Kay, you and Ron were a perfect match, as you were always such a wonderful person as well. From babysitting my daughters (Andrea & Sherry Patton) to working together at The Lima News, I always cherished your kindness and friendship. You are both in my heart and you have my deepest sympathy. With Love, Sandy Campbell Patton

  • 01/18/2024

    Karen, I see you often here and there. I hadn't seen or heard about Ron for years, probably high school years and church at South Lima Baptist. I do remember him as a really nice and funny guy. My thoughts and prayers to all he left behind, Cathy Hefner(Root)

  • 01/17/2024

    I knew Ron from his younger days when he worked at Lost Creek Nursery in the early Seventies. Every kind word is true about Ron, his quick wit and smile along with his jokes are lasting memories to this day. His love for the Lord could be measured in leaps and bounds as testament to the sparkle in his eyes. Ron, it was a pleasure to know you then and will remember what a great friend you were to us. Bob Lockwood

  • 01/15/2024

    I did not know Ron's family only Ron, I went to work as a elderly woman over 40 at the refinery. He was a wonderful person and always kind to everybody I am sure that his family will miss him but I know that he was a great Christian and a good person, sympathy, Beverly Craig Brutzer 😞

  • 01/14/2024

    I am keeping Ron and his family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep all of you. At times like these there simply are no words.

  • 01/14/2024

    Kay & family: I come to know Kay when I was hired at the Lima News. We became good friend. Kay and Ron were instrumental in leading me to Christ. My prayers go out to the family for comfort in this very hard time. We celebrate knowing that my brother in Christ Ron is now healed and walking with Jesus. He will be there to great his family when we all go home either in death our the rapture. Ron was a wonderful Godly man and will be missed by all who knew him.

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