Ron German was a fun-loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family, said his wife, Diane German.
“He liked to tell jokes, and had a good sense of humor,” she said. “Everyone always remarked on his sense of humor.”
Ronald German, 64, of Koontz Lake, and formerly of Hobart, died March 13. He had worked as a bailiff for Lake County and was a 1966 graduate of Lew Wallace High School.
The couple met as juniors in high school and were married for 45 years, she said.
German said her husband had a determined personality, and would always finish any project he started. He also enjoyed cooking, and specialized in making chili and cooking streusel.
He loved to go camping, and for years they camped at Broken Arrow, where he loved to tell stories around the campfire.
“He loved to cook out and have family over,” she said. “He enjoyed it when the family would get together.”
German was an excellent father, and always active in their children’s sporting events and practices.
He loved Chicago sports, and was a huge White Sox fan, his wife said.
Diane German is a Cubs fan, so she said her husband teased her regularly about their conflicting baseball loyalties.
“That was the one difference we had. It was a sore spot, but we worked it out,“ she said. “The year they won the World Series, I never heard the end of it. He savored those moments.”