Pella Chronicle

Obituaries

November 30, 2012

Ronald VerMeer

Pella — Ronald Keith VerMeer was born January 13, 1940 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Dick John and Florence (DeWitt) VerMeer.  Ron was raised in Pella and graduated from Pella High School, Class of 1958.  

Shortly after high school Ron began working for Rolscreen Windows in Pella.  Ron was the 41st Rolscreen employee.  He worked with Pella Corp for over 40 years and for several years Ron worked in quality control.  He retired from Pella Corp. in 2000.

Ron and Karen Beth Van Zee were united in marriage on December 23, 1966.  They shared many years of marriage and were blessed with one son Tim.  Ron and Karen divorced in 1977.

Ron had many hobbies during his life which included bowling, golfing, hunting, NASCAR and local racing and playing cards.  He loved watching his son in sports and was recently enjoying his grandchildren in sports and activities.  

Ron died on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012 at the Griffin nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Knoxville at the age of 72 years, 10 months, and 7 days.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dick and Florence VerMeer.

Ron is survived by his son Tim VerMeer and his wife Jodi of Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Keith and Charlie VerMeer.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1-3p.m., on Saturday December 1, 2012 at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville.  A private family burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery of Pella at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for Hospice of Pella or directed to the Winfield Funeral Home in care of Ron’s burial expenses.  Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is handling arrangements.

 

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