Ronald Joe Raymer, 70, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Russell Regional Hopsital in Russell Kansas.
Ronn was born December 12, 1951 in Pratt, Kansas. He was the son of Harvey Milton and Peggy Ann (Bunyan) Raymer. He grew up in Pratt and Great Bend, Kansas, graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Barton County Community College.
Ronn was united in marriage to Sherry A. Clark on June 3, 1972 in Great Bend. This union was blessed with three sons; Travis, Kevin and Tanner. They made their home in Great Bend for a couple of years before moving to Milberger, Kansas where an old house was brought back to life and filled with many family memories. After seventeen years, they moved into Russell.
Ronn worked in the oil field industry as a Pipe Tester with his father for 20 years. Then he worked for the City of Russell in the Electrical Department for 20 years, retiring in 2019. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Great Bend. Ronn had a love for music and enjoyed getting together with friends for jam sessions, attending the musical sessions at the Deines Cultural Center, and playing music at the Pumpkin Patch. His three passions in life were his family, playing music, and collecting oil and gas memorabilia along with any oddities that grabbed his attention.
Ronn’s surviving family include his wife of 49 years, Sherry of the home; three sons, Travis Raymer (Carrie) of Milberger, Kansas, Kevin Raymer (Katie) of South Asia and Tanner Raymer of Denver, Colorado; his father, Milton Raymer of Great Bend, Kansas; brother, Terry Raymer (Jennifer) of Great Bend, Kansas; sisters, Rhonda Snyder (Mike) of Great Bend, Kansas and Cindy Smith (Eric) of Great Bend, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Zoe, Scout, Makenzie, Asher, Dax, Finn, Ethan, Eli, Aden and Noah.
Ronn was preceded in death by his beloved mother.
A Celebration of Ronn’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the First Church of the Nazarene located at 4811 Broadway, Great Bend, KS. A private burial of ashes will follow at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Memorial has been established with the Deines Cultural Center and the First Church of the Nazarene (for his son and family serving those in South Asia). Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.