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Ronald Lee Thompson

November 21, 1955September 20, 2019
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Ronald Lee Thompson, 63, of Indianapolis, unexpectedly passed away September 20, 2019. Ron was born November 21, 1955 to Ira and Evelyn Thompson. He graduated from Bishop Chatard High School (’74) where he met the love of his life, Celeste (Stocker) Thompson. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Ron is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Celeste Thompson; his mother, Evelyn; his sons, Joe (Erin) and Lee (Katie). He was the proud grandpa of Macie, Allison, Lucas and Anna. Ron is also survived by his sisters, Patty Keenan and Debbie Carter (Les). He will be deeply missed by many lifelong friends.

Ron was the President of Industrial Sales & Engineering. He had more than 40 years of experience in the industrial automation field. Ron was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a proud supporter of Butler University where his sons Joe and Lee are graduates. Ron was a good man who enjoyed time spent at the lake with his family and being with his grandkids.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at St. Pius X Parish, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. The family will receive friends and family at the church on Tuesday, September 24th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens following the Mass on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Joe and Barb Krier Foundation at Krierfoundation.org and/or the Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus, 700 Lovers Ln., Steubenville, OH 43953.


  • Ira Thompson, Father (deceased)
  • Evelyn Thompson, Mother
  • Celeste Thompson, Wife of 42 years
  • Joe Thompson (Erin), Son
  • Lee Thompson (Katie), Son
  • Patty Keenan, Sister
  • Debbie Carter (Les), Sister
  • Macie, Allison, Lucas, and Anna, Grandchildren


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 25, 2019


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Jim and Martha Fairbanks

September 25, 2019

Dear Celeste:
Jim and I are shocked to hear of Ron’s passing – it’s devastating!
Our greatest memories with Ron were while putting in the (huge) swimming pool with even more huge deck (30 years ago – wow!). You were both prepared to have family fun, and lots of entertaining. Our children were little and from day 1 we talked and laughed (and laughed some more) with both of you. We became good friends.
Ron was always ready to greet, ready with a smile, happy and confident. He will be missed.
I know that you are surrounded with loving family and for that I am so thankful, but you know where we are should you need anything at all.
One day our Lord will return and we’ll see Ron again – it’s a great hope.

Love to you, Joe, Lee, and family,
Jim and Martha Fairbanks

Michael Smith

September 24, 2019

Ron and I shared a lot of road time as we traveled around Indiana and Kentucky together doing business. Ron was one of the finest
men I ever had the pleasure of knowing, professionally and personally. 63 was way too young, God bless.

Michael A. Smith

Col. US Army Ret.

Theresa Krier

September 24, 2019

Celeste, Joe and Lee,

I am so sorry for your loss... my heart is broken for you. Ron was such a good person, with a huge heart, and a great laugh :) I continue to be amazed at how selfless Ron was and your family continues to be... you have always supported the people you loved. The fact that in lieu of flowers you are asking for donations to my parents foundation, and to the convent of our first scholarship recipient-turned-Sister, is just one amazing example of how big your hearts are.

Celeste, you and Ron have a beautiful love story, and are a model of the type of marriage I hope to have. I have been keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I love you!


John Harr

September 24, 2019

I just received the news and find it hard to find the words to say how sorry I am for your families loss. Ron was a genuine person who truly carried the joy of life in his heart. Though I only got to spend a few hours with him at the annual fund raising events, I will always remember his welcoming personality. May God bless all of you and may he send his spirit to comfort you.

Debby Brown

September 24, 2019

Dear Celeste, Joe and Lee,
Tom and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember how much fun we had that grand football year at BCHS. You and your families are in our prayers.
Debby and Tom Brown

John Lich

September 24, 2019

Celeste,Joe,and Lee
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May Ron Rest In Peace .With all our love and support .
The Lich family

Karyn Havens

September 23, 2019

Celeste and family~
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Ron. Your family is one we often talk about with fond memories of the boys and swimming at your house. May God wrap his loving arms around you and may you feel the love and support from family and friends near and far.
~ Karyn (Koers) Havens

Vic Indiano

September 23, 2019

Dear Celeste -- I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how sorry I was to hear that your husband had passed. After 42 years together, I can imagine how devastating his loss is to you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Your childhood friend and neighbor,

Vic Indiano

Sarah Funk

September 23, 2019

Celeste, Joe, and Lee -

J.T. and I have been thinking about you nonstop and lifting you up in our prayers since Friday. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ron was always so kind and took such an interest in our family. Celeste, you have always been special to me. May you feel the love of family and friends surrounding you at this difficult time.

Anne Keller

September 23, 2019

Sending lots of love and support to all of the Thompsons from all of the Kellers. We love you! Billy & I were together this weekend talking about our SPX years and the memories of your wonderful Dad. May the love of all us help buoy your spirits during this difficult time. I will remember Ron's smile and laughter as I carry you all close to my heart in the days to come.