Ronald Ingram - August 26, 2011Former Aurora resident Ronald Eugene Ingram, 69, of Omaha, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St. Omaha. Visitation, Tues. 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha.
Ron Ingram was born in Glendale, Calif. on Nov.26, 1941 to Donald and Ruby (Strotman) Ingram. The family moved back to Aurora in 1945 and Ron graduated from Aurora High School in the class of 1959.
He married the former Sharon Conger and three children were born to them -- Sandy, Todd, and Tim.
Ron graduated from the Univ. of Nebraska in 1964 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and in 1968 from Wichita State with a MBA. In 1968 he began a 28-year career with Northern Natural Gas/InterNorth/Enron, living the last 10 years in Houston. He retired in 1996 and they moved back to Omaha to be closer to family.
Ron was a firm believer in giving back to the community. As such, he served as president of the Omaha Jaycees from 1974-75. In 1976 he was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. He was on the original board of directors of Youth Emergency Services and continued to serve on that board for 20 years. He was honored by them with a life membership. He served on the original board of directors of the Buy.com golf tournament, now known as the Cox Classic golf tournament. He was also a 45-year member of the Knights of Columbus, becoming very active in various positions after his return to Omaha.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; daughter, Sandy Ham (friend, Todd Malouf) of Omaha; son, Todd (Teresa) of Lincoln; son, Tim (Chris) of Omaha; grandchildren, Jessica Ham, Kyle Ham, Thomas Ingram, and Katie Ingram, all of Omaha; brother, Russ (Sue) of Omaha; and aunt, Eleanor Strotman of Central City; as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive.