Ronald W. "Pops" Grosswiler, Sr.

May 17, 1935 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 85)


Ronald W. “Pops” Grosswiler Sr., 85, of Norwalk, Ohio went to his heavenly home on January 7, 2021. He was born on May 17, 1935 in Norwalk to the late Charles and Evangeline (Robinson) Grosswiler.   

Pops found joy in nearly everything he did, but he truly relished time outside working.  He was talented at so many different things, from working on cars to remodeling his home, there wasn’t much he couldn’t do.  He enjoyed road trips to the casino with his loving wife, Pat and cherished time with family.   

Ron was a heavy equipment operator, most recently for Underground Utilities Inc.  He was a member of the Norwalk Eagles Club 711, IUOE (Heavy Equipment Operators Union) and St. Paul Catholic Church.      

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 ½ years, Patricia (Dunn) Grosswiler; their children, Ronald (Debbie) Grosswiler Jr., Jeffrey (Kim) Grosswiler and Kevin (Glenda) Grosswiler; brother, John (Sandra) Grosswiler; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his daughters Roseanne and Kimberly; sisters, Jeanette Hersha, Lucille Sickenger, Isabelle Grosswiler, Dolores Grosswiler and Marion Grosswiler; brothers, Bernie, Paul, Charles, Rudolph, Jerome, Karl, Joseph and Lucien Grosswiler.   

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M.  Visitors to the funeral home are reminded to bring and wear a mask and be prepared for the possibility of waiting outside once current reduced capacity limits are reached until other visitors exit allowing for more room for social distancing.  A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio with Msgr. Ken Morman officiating.  Burial will follow the mass in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.  Guests to the funeral mass are also reminded of the Ohio indoor mask mandate and social distancing and mass gathering guidelines.  Those unable to attend are invited to watch the mass via: by using the “livestream” link.  Memorial contributions if desired may be directed to Norwalk Catholic School, Attn: Advancement, 93. E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting 

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January 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home
98 West Main Street
Norwalk, OH 44857

Funeral Mass
January 12, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church (Norwalk, Ohio)


Norwalk Catholic Schools - Attn: Advancement
93 East Main Street, Norwalk OH 44857

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