Ronald Eugene Dilling, 78, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, died January 6, 2021 at his home. He was born December 25, 1942 in Lafayette, Indiana to Roy and Eileen Dilling.
He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1961 and after graduation attended Purdue University where he earned a BS in Business Management. He married his high school sweetheart Chery (Cullum) Dilling in June of 1966. He accepted a job with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and worked as an agent in the home office training department, an assistant manager and moved his family to Floyds Knobs in 1976, accepting the job of agency manager. He was in the Insurance business for over 42 years until his retirement in 2007. He was a charter President for Kiwanis of Floyds Knobs, became a Charter Underwriter, belonged to Lions Club, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and served as a Master Mason, holding the office of treasurer for many years. He was a member of Wesley Chapel UMC in Floyds Knobs. He and his wife Cheri loved traveling and wintering in Florida. He loved golfing, watching his Boilermakers, the NY Yankees, the Chicago Cubs and Indy car racing. Family was everything to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eileen Dilling. Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Cheri, and children Brett Dilling and Bart Dilling of Floyds Knobs; Brooke (Andrew) Liebert of Denver, CO; brother Bruce (Marilyn) Dilling of Illinois; and sister, Sharon (Jim) Stout of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Kenzie Dilling, Kassie (Devin) Jenkins; Drew, Mary and Ethan Liebert; Luke and Sam Dilling; three great-grandchildren, Eden and Cainen Dilling and Wrenley Jenkins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Chapel of Faith located at 1718 W 350 N, West Lafayette, IN on June 5th from 2-3 PM. Services will immediately follow.
The service will be webcast using Zoom starting at 3pm on June 5, 2021. To access the live stream, go to Zoom.us then click “Join Meeting”. The phone number is 765-490-4234 with the password ‘tmg2020’.