He was born in Indianapolis, Oct. 17, 1942, the son of Wallace and Helen (Hardin) Allender.
Ron was raised in Mooresville, Ind., and graduated from Mooresville High School. He also graduated from Purdue University in 1972, with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering.
Ron worked at Master Glass and Color, Indianapolis, for a short time.
In 1973, he purchased Tracer Trailers, on South State Road 59, from Don and Katherine French.
During his ownership, he served an international clientele, which included Brooke Shields, A.J. Foyt, Ronnie Millsap, David Allen Coe and Buck Owens.
Ron retired from trailer manufacturing in 1987.
After a brief retirement, Ron began a new career as a commercial builder.
In his free time, Ron enjoyed golfing and dancing. Ron and his wife Faye also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, traveling internationally, as well as traveling across the country in their motorcoach.
After suffering a major heart attack six years ago, Ron focused his attention to treating his heart condition with stem cell therapy.
This endeavor has led Ron and his wife to Bangkok, Thailand, for experimental therapy followed by a two-year clinical trial in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ron was preceded in death by his father Wallace "Wally" Allender and a wife, Margie Allender.
Ron is survived by his wife Faye Cowan-Allender, mother Helen Allender, sons Greg Allender and wife Angela, North Judson, Ind., and Bryan Allender and wife Denice, Brazil, grandchildren Madalyn, Emma, Hannah, Sam Grace and Zachary, and brother Michael Allender and wife Elizabeth, all of Brazil, as well as several nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834, Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 7 p.m., with Rev. Doddie Stone officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, from 4 p.m., until time of services.
At his request, cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Utah Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.