Ron spent his entire life in Gresham until moving to York in August of 2007. The majority of his life was spent as a long distance truck driver. Later, he did farm work for Doug and Larry Tonniges and Gary Neujahr. He was a loving brother and uncle and thoroughly enjoyed his nine nieces and nephews. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, fast cars, snowmobiles, and telling his stories. He also took time to coach little league baseball in Gresham.
Left to cherish his memory are his brother Allen (Dorothy) Farley of Thayer, NE; sister Donna (Smokey) Gonnerman of York; nieces and nephews Kevin (Sandy) Marsh of York, Janna Gustafson of Central City, NE, Lorri Marsh of Leakey, TX, Roxy Beck of Stromsburg, NE, Pete (Marv) Walbrecht of York, Scott (Barb) Gonnerman of Gresham, Julie (Ron) Salsman of York, Lynda (Kent) Erickson of Norfolk, NE, and Chris (Juli) Farley of Waco, NE; and fifteen grand nieces and nephews. Preceding Ron in death were his parents, sister Shirley Brigham, and niece Carla Marsh.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 AM, Friday July 27, 2012 at Metz Chapel in York. There will be a family graveside service at a later date. Visitation will be held from 1-9 pm Wednesday and all day Thursday, with the family greeting friends from 7-8:30 pm Thursday evening.