Military veteran

Ronald Roy Wenger, 87, died Monday, April 23, 2012.

He was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Hartford, S.D., son of Emil and Amelia Wenger. He and Eleanor Mace Esmond were married July 3, 1958, by G. Scott
Porter at First Presbyterian Church in Rolla.

He was baptized Sept. 30, 1990, by the Rev. Floyd Pyle, at Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs.

He
was a veteran of World War II. He was inducted into the Army on June 24, 1943. He received 
his basic training in Field Artillery at Camp Roberts, Calif., and transferred to Fort Ord, Calif., for advanced training on the operation of a 155-millimeter Howitzer.

He served overseas in Guinea Island and the island of Luzon in the Philippine Islands. His unit invaded Luzon on Jan., 9, 1945, and helped to liberate Manila. He received his discharge on March 15, 1946, at Fort Logan, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; his parents; a stepson, Leslie Bernie Esmond; two brothers, Robert Chester Wenger and Emil Herbert Wenger; and two sisters, Lorene Wenger and Ramona Ruth Myers.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Norma Lovern Moshier; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Francis Clemmons and Nina
Mae Gaines; two brothers, Marvin Henry Wenger, and Lawrence
Edward Wenger; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services were Thursday, April 26, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.
Harry Foley officiating. Burial with full military honors was in 
Licking Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.foxfh.net.

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