CONNEAUT — Richard Duane Ogren, age 85, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away early Sunday morning, March 31, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Conneaut, the son of George A. and Ella (Mohoney) Ogren. Richard served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.
He was employed at Elkem Metals, retiring in 1991. Richard enjoyed watching baseball, football (especially Notre Dame), and being with family (especially his grandchildren) and friends.
He was a member of New Leaf United Methodist Church, and many Masonic organizations including Evergreen Lodge #222 F &AM, PHP Royal Arch Masons Chapter #76 of Conneaut, Past Illustrious Master, Council #40, Columbian Commandery #52 Past Commander, former member Cache Commandery #27, A.A.S.R. Valley Cleveland 32nd degree, past patron Rose Chapter #22, and member of Orion Chapter #12, Cornerstone Club District 1. He was also a member of VFW Post #2836 and American Legion Cowle Post #151.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” A. (Goodenow) Ogren whom he married Dec. 24, 1966; three sons, Patrick (Tina Curtis) Ogren, Lawrence (Sandra) Ogren and Scott Ogren, all of Conneaut; three daughters, Marie (Terry) Johnson of Wichita, Kan., Dawn (Mike) Haskell of Lake City, Pa. and Nadine Ogren of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald, Lawrence and Floyd Ogren; and sisters, Ethel Jennings, Betty Hefner, and two in infancy.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 4th, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Pastor Jan Walsh, of New Leaf United Methodist Church, officiating. Cowle Post #151 of the American Legion will provide Military Honors. Inurnment will be at a later date in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.
Calling Hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home. Evergreen Lodge #222 F&AM will conduct a Memorial Service at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44119, or to the Building Fund of New Leaf United Methodist Church, 283 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.