Ralph William Lakin, 80, of Port Clinton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
Ralph was born on Jan. 22, 1932, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Rev. Jesse Neal and Adia Grace (Gardner) Lakin. On Aug. 28, 1954, in Sandusky, he was married by his father to Joyce Lane and she survives.
Ralph worked at the Erie Army Depot for 13 years, a mechanic at Pure Oil gas station for four years, and was a master mechanic for Treasure Cove Marine Max for 32 years. He then worked part time at Dubbert’s Outdrive. Ralph was a member of the Sandusky Community of the Nazarene Church, Sandusky. He loved to hunt, fish, watch television and go on outings with the men’s church group. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lakin of Port Clinton; daughters, Pamela (David) Kubasek of Catawba Island, and Jennifer Orosz of Oak Harbor; daughter-in-law, Pat Lakin of Oak Harbor; grandchildren, Benjamin Lakin, Danielle Lakin and Quinton Orosz; and great-grandson, Lucas Russell.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny Lakin; and sister, Joann Lakin.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, Milan Road, Sandusky. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ralph may be given to the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene building fund.
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.