Ronald E. Colglazier, 82, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.
Ronald was born on March 14, 1935, the son of Kenneth and Alice (Jennings) Colglazier. He grew up in rural Monument, Kansas, on the family farm. He graduated from Monument High School in the class of 1954. Ronald wanted to serve his country so he joined the United States Army and served from 1956 to 1958. He attended Ft. Hays State University and graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Elin K. McCandless on May 11, 1960, in Oakley, Kansas. From this union Ronald and Elin were blessed with two sons John and Rob. Ron and Elin have lived in Russell, Quinter, Jennings and Oakley, Kansas as well as Manning Iowa. He was an electrician and was the owner and operator of Colglazier Electric for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, Kansas. He was also formerly a member of the Oakley City Council, Jennings City Council, was a 4-H Project leader, Lions Club member and Rotary member. Ron was a fanatical fisherman and really enjoyed spending time on the water. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his two sons and grandchildren and his brothers and sisters.
Surviving family include his wife Elin of the home, sons John Colglazier and wife Anita of Tolar, Texas and Rob Colglazier of North Little Rock, Arkansas; brothers Don Colglazier of Longmont, Colorado and Tom Colglazier of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters Barbara Lett of Wichita, Kansas, Ann Beesley and husband Larry of McCune, Kansas and Becky Hill and husband Len of Wichita, Kansas and 4 grandchildren Douglas and Heather Anderson and Michael and Eric Colglazier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Phil Colglazier and grandson Nick Colglazier.
A celebration of Ronald's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 03, 2018, at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, Kansas. Services will conclude at the church and the family will have food and fellowship at the church fellowship hall immediately following the funeral mass. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Friday, March 02, 2018, at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Friday evening. Memorials may be given to the COPD Foundation and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.