Telecommunications Manager Ronald William Bien (1952-2019)


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Telecommunications Manager Ronald William Bien

He joined the Springfield Township Police Department as a Police Clerk in the late 1960s.  He later was promoted to Police Officer.

Officer Bien, on December 5, 1979, moved to the Hamilton County Communications Center as a dispatcher.  He was promoted up the chain to Telecommunications Manager.  He retired June 29, 2017 with almost 50 years of service to his township and county.

Each year he would help Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly deliver food to the elderly shut-ins around Cincinnati.

Telecommunications Manager Bien fought a long, up and down battle with cancer and passed away on March 9, 2019 at the age of 66.

Telecommunications Manager Bien is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Mary Frances “Francie” (Schneider) Bien; daughters, Kelly (Jason) Baur, Lori (David) Woodford, Kristen (Aaron) Cox, Rebecca Bien, and Brittany (Chris) Larson; grandchildren, Madison (Michael) Stuart, Logan Baur, Arin Baur, Colton Baur, Justin Baur, Isabel Woodford, Ellory Woodford, Addison Woodford, Caleb Cox, Christopher “Topher” Larson, and Elizabeth Larson due in April; great grandchild, Macy Stuart; siblings, Barry (Carol) Bien, Timothy Bien, Kevin (Deidre) Bien, Sister Mary Veronica Robert “Sister Bev” Bien, and Amy (Vince) Rahnfeld; and sister-in-law, Linda Corcoran.

Visitation was held on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints on North Bend Road.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harrison.  Burial followed at Glen Haven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly.

We were notified late of his passing and will endeavor to complete this the obituary at


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