Ronald Dee Brogan, 77, of Jeffersonville, Indiana left this world on August 19, 2023 to join the Lord. He was a loyal patriot, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and loved his Lord and savior. Ron was highly respected, loved and cherished by his family. The lives of Ron’s wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews were significantly expanded by travels throughout the United States, which he carefully planned for both recreational and educational purposes. Ron was the son of schoolteachers, John & Geneva Brogan and was always able to answer questions about anything, so it seemed. The multitude of lives Ron meaningfully impacted over his life is innumerable and will forever live on.
There will be a visitation held on Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 1-6pm at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. Service will be on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 11am with more visitation before from 9-11 at Legacy Funeral Center.
In his early years, he achieved Life Rank in the Boys Scouts of America, and as an adult was presented the Silver Beaver Award for his council-level contribution to the lives of the youth.
Ron was a 1964 graduate of Jeffersonville High School (JHS), where he lettered in football and track, and held the JHS school record for pole vaulting. He represented JHS at Boys State, wrote regularly for the school newspaper, and participated in various school clubs.
He holds a BA from Hanover College, class of 1968, and an MBA from Indiana University (Bloomington), class of 1972, majoring in finance/accounting.
Highly decorated, Ron served his country for 32 years in the United States Navy. He is a Vietnam Veteran and holds the rank of US Naval Captain. He fulfilled his professional career as a Senior Commercial Lending Officer for major regional banks in Indiana and Kentucky and was the President/CEO of a local community bank.
As a community leader, Ron was a member of Rotary International (RI), founding member/President of the Clarksville Rotary Club and served as RI Governor for District 6580 in 2001-2002. He led a Rotary Group Exchange Team to Japan in 1998, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was awarded the Orphie Bridges Award for outstanding service as a Past District Governor.
Ron is survived by his wife of 41 years, Darla Brogan; siblings, Tom Brogan, Beverly Linck (Pat), Kelly Fust (Dick); children, Jennifer Stewart (Brian), Casey Brogan (Christan), Jana Renn, Charles Cahill (Dawn); grandchildren, Cameron Stewart, Addison Stewart, Robert Landrum, Matthew Cahill, Alex Landrum, Joshua Cahill (Nashel), Jonathan Hayden and Evan Bartle; great grandchildren, Darla Jean Landrum, Amelia Grace Landrum, Evelyn Joan Landrum; nieces/nephews, Laura Baker (Doug), Amy Nye (Rick), John Isler (Joanne), Cassie Gillett (Jon), Paul Brogan, Molly Fischer (Randy), Joe Linck (Andria), Sally Shannonhouse, Wesley Fust, 21 great nieces & nephews, and many additional extended yet beloved family members.