Ronald David Lohmeyer, 70, Coffeyville: March 1, 1949 – Sept. 24, 2019 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ronald David Lohmeyer, 70, Coffeyville: March 1, 1949 – Sept. 24, 2019

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – Ronald David “Ron” Lohmeyer, 70, of “beautiful rural Labette County”, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Ron was born in Emporia, Kan., on March 1, 1949, to Raymond and Bonnie (Gardner) Lohmeyer.

He grew up in Osage City, Kan., where he attended school. He completed his education and became a stone mason.

At the age of 18 he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. During his service he was seriously wounded in combat. He returned home but was permanently disabled. He received an honorable discharge and numerous medals and decorations that included the National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal One Overseas Bar, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart with 1st OLC Army Commendation Medal W/”V” DVC Expert (M-14), Expert (M-16), and Expert (hand grenade).

On Feb. 15, 1969, Ron was married to Heather McFarlane in Burlingame, Kan. The couple made their home in rural Labette County, Kansas. The union produced two children, Chad and Melinda. The couple later divorced.

In 2007, Ron met Chris Casmaer; they connected instantly and were together until Ron’s passing. They enjoyed socializing with friends and were active with the VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20, in Coffeyville. They also enjoyed traveling and watching western movies.

Ron was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to travel and drive on road trips. When he wasn’t watching westerns, Ron enjoyed the History Channel, specifically the show Ancient Aliens. He loved attending his kids’ and grandkids’ activities and sporting events. In addition to being a lifetime member of the VFW, Ron proudly served on the local military honor guard.

Ron is survived by his children, Chad Lohmeyer and wife, Christie. of Wichita, Kan.; daughter, Melinda Patterson and husband, Matt, Auburn, Kan.; grandchildren, Dylan, Gavin and Owen Lohmeyer, and Brady and Raegan Patterson; brothers, James Lohmeyer and wife, Gail, and Bernard Lohmeyer and wife, Velma, all of Osage City; companion, Chris Casmaer , Coffeyville; and numerous nieces, nephews, relative and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Bonnie Lohmeyer; brother, Quinten Lohmeyer, who passed away in an accident while Ron was overseas; and his sister, Nancy Thurston.

Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Veterans Patio at Fairview Cemetery, 2602 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20 Military Honor Guard. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Osage City.

The family suggests memorials to the VFW Military Honor Guard; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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