Ronda M. (Aschliman) Martin

Born: Thu., Mar. 19, 1959
Died: Sun., Sep. 2, 2018


2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 06, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

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Ronda M. Martin, 59, of Montpelier passed away Sunday afternoon at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on March 19, 1959 in Wauseon to Verdene and Vivian (Gates) Aschliman.  Ronda was a 1977 graduate of North Central High School.  In 1982 she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo.  On September 17, 1983 she married Eric E. Martin and he survives.

For over 35-years, Ronda was involved in the nursing profession, starting at St. Charles Hospital in Toledo, then to the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan in the ICU, Cares Group Home in Bryan, Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne in the Cardiac ICU, and then Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola.

Ronda was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  She also was a former member of the Montpelier Civic League and a 4-H Advisor.  

She is survived by her husband of 34 years Eric; son Keith (Melissa) Martin of Stryker; daughter Adrianna M. Martin of Montpelier; siblings Valerie (Dennis) Steinke of Pioneer, twin sister Vonda (Tim) Henry of Montpelier, Kevin (Rae) Aschilman of Edgerton, Alicia (Doug) Newell of Montpelier, Diane (John) Hartman of Edgerton, Marcia (Randy) Hartman of Montpelier, Deb Trausch of Montpelier and Karl (Karen) Trausch of Montpelier; step father Duane Trausch of Montpelier; mother-in-law Nancy T. Martin and two brothers in law Jeff and Rex Martin.

Ronda was preceded in death by her parents, son Zachary Martin in 2008, father-in-law Donald Martin and sister in law Jody Martin.

Visitation for Ronda will be on Thursday, September 6th from 2-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Friday at 1pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Gruetter to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

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Millie and George Bible
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Prayers to you all.. I know God gained another beautiful Angel.
May you rest in peace now Ronda. Pain free. Till we meet again.
Millie and George

Jenny Martin
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Ronda has been a good friend and co-worker. She has been an inspiration to me and I’m honored to have known her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

vicki klinger
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Prayers for all of you to comfort your broken hearts. Ronda was an angel here on earth.

Suzy Dresser
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
My sympathies to you all. I worked with Rhonda at LUTHERAN Hospital and Medical Group. Wonderful person and nurse. I'm sure she will be missed by all who were touched by her life .

Cindy Hartman
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Always a smile, always kind. It was a pleasure to know you. Enjoyed you as a co- worker as well. Sleep well my friend in his arms, you are free from pain.

Lee and Nina Morgan
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
So sorry for your loss, sending lot's of prayers.

liz lawson
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
eric and family , i am so sorry to hear of ronda's passing . your whole family fought the battle along side her all the way and prayers were in abundance. praying now for peace for all of you , she will be missed

Donna Gibbs (Guy)
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear about Rhonda. She was a good friend in high school. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God will get all of you through this.

Louise Crist
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Hugs and prayers to Ronda's family and friends. What a beautiful soul we were honored to know and love. I am sorry I won't be there for the visitation, but I will keep you close in my heart that day and in the days to come. Heaven is a brighter place with Ronda in it but we surely will miss her love and laughter on this side!
Love, Louise Crist

Roger & Cindy Pitts
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Rhonda always was more concerned with how we were doing than what she was going through. Such a wonderful person and friend. She will be truly missed.

Connie Salisbury
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Eric and all family members,
Condolences, hugs and prayers for strength, grace, peace and endurance as you face the overwhelming loss of Vonda. May God surround all of you with His unconditional love.

Connie Salisbury
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
So sorry, I entered the wrong name; should have been Ronda. Never could keep these beautiful ladies names straight. Prayers.

Ned & Lori Bever
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Eric and families -
Very sorry to hear of Ronda's passing. Peace be with you and may your many memories sustain you in the days ahead.

Steve and Ursula burk
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Eric and family we are so sorry to hear about Ronda our hope and prayers are with you and your family family Steve and Ursula burk

Terri (Ely) Geren
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
To the family
I was very saddened to here of Ronda's passing. Our family has known your family for a very long time. I pray Ronda went peacefully without pain and I'm sure the heavens are brighter because of her. All my love and prayers to each and everyone of you; your faith will help you through the days ahead.

Love Terri (Ely) and Pat Geren

Scott & Kathy Kirkendall
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Our prayers go out to the family and Ronda's extended care team. A terrific lady was lost to us here on earth, but we are better for her contributions. Rest in peace!

Ed and Ann Kidston
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Good bye dear friend
Your smile and laughter will be missed greatly
Memories galore have filled my heart since I heard the news
We had some great times in early adulthood and probably should have been
Thrown in jail for a few of them
My prayers go out to your entire family and may God bless them and keep them with his almighty strength courage and love Until we meet again I will hold you close to my heart

Debra Allman
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
To the families, My thought's and prayer's go out to each of you.I'm so
sorry to hear about Ronda, God bless, she was such a wonderful person she will be
missed by a lot of people. She touched many lives and she always had a smile on
that beauitful face. God Bless.
Deb Allman

Sue and Jim McLain
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Eric, Nancy, Jeff, Rex, and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue and Jim

Deenie & Tony Siebenaler
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss! Ronda was such a sweetheart she will be greatly missed! Diane you have such a lovely family! It was fun growing up around such a fun bunch!!!❤️🙏
Deenie & Tony

scott ely
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Sorry for your loss our sympathy to the family

Activate Healthcare
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Buck & Laura Suntken
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish all the fond memories.

Bart Brunner and Family
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Eric and Family,

My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Rhonda. We never really got to know her, but I can tell by her presence around you that there is always a feeling of strong love and devotion. My family and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ann and Dawn Kunkel
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
we send our sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you all.

Karen Jimenez
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Eric you and your family our in are thoughts and prayers at this time. Ronda was a beautiful person and mother. Deepest sympathy from the Jimenez family

Audrey I Fast
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Eric and complete family,
So sorry for your loss. I remember Ronda and all the families from my past. She was such a sweetie. I am praying for comfort and peace for all of you at this time.

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