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Ronald Edwin Wege

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COLERIDGE — Ronald Edwin Wege, 68, Coleridge, died Sept. 14, 2019, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation and a Prayer Service were Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, and will begin at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at the church.

Funeral Services will be Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.

Burial will be in Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge.

Pallbearers will be Ron’s grandchildren, Julia Casey, Demi Schutte, Calvin Casey, Nolan Casey, Karissa Schutte, Anna Casey, Jozie Schutte, Katie Schutte, Mollie Schutte and Kolby Casey.

The Wintz Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Ron was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Wichita, Kan., to Edwin Argle and Neva Lucille (O’Dell) Wege. He was their only child. Ron grew up in Wichita and moved with his family to McPherson, Kan., where he graduated from McPherson High School in 1969. He lived in Hutchinson, Kan., where he worked as a service manager in a large dealership. He also worked at the Hutchinson Hospital as a security guard and in maintenance. Ron married Claudet (Dirks) Ebmeier Aug. 2, 1983, in Hutchinson. They moved to Coleridge in 1993, where he worked for D&K Trailers, Coleridge, and then retiring from Prince Hydraulics, Hartington.

Ron was a devoted community member, volunteering for many years as a firefighter and helping at the Park View Haven Nursing Home. One of his favorite passions was being Santa’s helper for 25 years. In Ron’s spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and many, many friends. He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren. There was not a single person, who upon meeting Ron, didn’t see his big heart. He was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Ron is survived by his wife, Claudet Wege, Coleridge; two daughters, Dawn and Jim Casey, Laurel, and Wendi and Steve Schutte, Dixon; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Mike and Phyllis Dirks; and a brother-in-law, Rex Lage.