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Ronald E. Hunger


Ronald E. Hunger, 59, of Versailles passed away at 5:25pm, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville on Thursday, November 9, 1961, the son of Donald and Edna Pauline “Polly” Pollard Hunger. He was married to Michelle Stout on August 30, 2014 and she survives.


Other survivors include four sons Trent (Heather) Hunger of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Mitchell Workman and fiance Lily Arnold of Noblesville, and Matthew Workman and Josh Walston both of Versailles; two daughters Ashley Hunger and Jayden Hunger both of Versailles; five grandchildren Aidan, Alexis, Bentley, Camdyn, and Levi; his father and mother-in-law Gary and Wanda Walston of Aurora; one brother Jim (Jennifer) Hunger of Bardstown, Kentucky; two sisters Sue (Lee) Buchanan and Shirley (Tracy) Lemon both of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Angela Hunger Hoskins.


Mr. Hunger was a 1980 graduate of South Ripley High School and was a truck driver (known as “Farmboy”) for over 40 years. He began his career at age 16 driving with his dad for Hunger Trucking. Some of the companies he drove for include Keith Hunger Trucking, Batesville Casket Company, Tristate Motor Transit, and Flatland Farms. For the last three years, he was employed with Schuler Farms in Vevay, Indiana. He was also a former employee of Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op. Ron was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and going antiquing with his wife. Ron was known as a truck driver but will be remembered for his love of his family.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 1st at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Randy Thieman officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Ron’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Angela Hunger Hoskins Memorial Fund, Matt’s Mission, or the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.