Ronald Wallace King

August 3, 1951 ~ August 13, 2018 (age 67)


Ronald Wallace King of Clinton, Indiana passed away, August 13, 2018 at his residence. 



Ronald Wallace King was born August 3, 1951, in Hot Springs, SD, to Wallace and Lorraine Bertsch King. He married Marilyn Natalie June 21, 1975. They were blessed with two children, Christopher and Suzanne.

Ron dedicated his life to the service of others. He chose medicine as his vocation. His work in the Navy and at Union Hospital all resulted in better lives for others.


Commander Ronald W. King, NC, served in the US Navy from May 1974 to June 1994. A Gulf War Veteran, he received numerous commendations and awards for his exemplary service.

After military retirement Ron became Director of Surgical Services at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Respected by his employees and colleagues, Ron served as a mentor and role model to many individuals. He retired in 2013.


Ron was remarkable in so many ways. He was never willing to give less than his best. He was committed, dependable and compassionate. Family appreciated his willingness to listen, evaluate, objectively advise, and support them regardless of the situation. His sense of mischievous adventure leaves everyone with treasured memories. He was brave and courageous in his battle with cancer despite the pain he endured. Friends described him as loyal, truthful, dependable, compassionate, dedicated, and loyal. Ron was respected, admired, and loved by all who knew him.

Preceded in death: 


Father-in-law; Anthony Natalie

Sister-in-law; Linda Natalie


Wife; Marilyn

1 Son: Christopher King (Amy) of

1 Daughter; Suzanne Eagen (Mike) of Avon, IN

4 Grandchildren; Abby and Alex King and Bryce and Madilyn Eagen

3 Sisters; Kelly (Lyle) Haselhorst, Kathy (Dell) Peterson, and Diana (Gary) Kopesky all of South Dakota

Several nieces and nephews

Mother-in-law; Marjorie Natalie of Clinton, IN

Brothers-in-law; Tony (Sally) Natalie of Clinton,  Kenny (Kim) Natalie of Clinton, Jim Natalie of Clinton and Joe Natalie of Indianapolis

Several nieces and nephews

Service Time 11:00 AM

Service Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Service Place: Giovanini Funeral Home

Minister:  Fr. Varghese Maliakkal 

Place of Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Visitation: 9:00 to service time at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Special Notes: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Church or Hospice VNA of Wabash Valley, envelopes available at funeral home. 

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