Obituary: Ronald Wittmer

Ronald Wittmer

Ronald Duaine (Ron) Wittmer, 80, of Sabetha, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

Ron was born on Oct. 14, 1941, and grew up on a farm west of Bern. He graduated from Bern High School in 1959 and enjoyed playing high school sports.

He raised his three children while farming alongside his dad, Harlan. He was a distributor for Ag Bag, and then a crop adjuster. Ron enjoyed officiating high school basketball, and would often talk of his days of refereeing.

Ron loved watching all sports, especially youth sport activities. He coached boys’ high school summer league baseball, and volunteered to help with his kids’ activities while they were growing up. He especially enjoyed attending his grandkids events.

Ron is remembered by his family for his larger than life presence; for giving big bear hugs and laughing heartily, with a huge grin.

“How do?,” “Better than I deserve,” “Sky-blue pink,” and “Fat and Sassy” are a few of Ron’s classic lines.

Ron spent the last year of his life at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, battling the end-stage of Alzheimer’s. The family is thankful for the care their dad and grandpa received at the AC Home.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan Wittmer and Alice (Strahm) Wittmer; and his sister, Susan (Steven) Traw.

Ron is survived by his children, Sheri (Dean) Menold, Rhonda Wittmer and Rod (Shannon) Wittmer; his grandchildren, Jenna (Ben) Swinger, Troy Matson, Tanner (Emily) Matson, Kylie (BJ) Sparks, Trevor Bredemeier, Kiara Bredemeier, Emma Wittmer and Tel Wittmer; six great-granddaughters; his brother, Larry (Beverly) Wittmer; and his nieces and nephews.

A private family service with Ron’s children and grandchildren will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, 518 Paramount Street, Sabetha, Kansas 66534.

The Sabetha Herald 3/23/2022

1 Comment

  • Kathy Lott Reply

    March 23, 2022 at 11:28 am

    I can understand not allowing internet access to your news for non-subscribers but to deny access to obituaries is not consumer or subscriber friendly.

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