Ronald Schilmoeller, 79, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at a Sioux City hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with The Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, with graveside military honors conducted by American Legion Post 220 and V.F.W. Post 3328 of Remsen. Pallbearers were Riley Schilmoeller, Kory Kroeger, Pat Nilles, Mike Mayer, Enrique Alvarez and Todd Bates. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ron was born July 13, 1941, in Granville, the son of Emil and Elizabeth (Staab) Schilmoeller.
Ron was raised on the family farm south of Granville, before moving to the farm east of Remsen. After graduating from St. Mary’s in 1959, Ron entered the National Guard and attended Westmar College. Ron worked at several places including Sand Seed Services, Coop and Propane of Marcus and Remsen.
On July 24, 1965, he married Evelyn Krogman and made their home on a farm near Marcus.
While farming, Ron worked several jobs including bartending at the Hawkeye and New Holland. They moved to the Schilmoeller family farm in 1982 near Remsen. He worked at Diamond Vogel as a watchman and part time for Mayer Feedlot and M&O Farms. He retired from farming after his wife, Evelyn, died in 2011.
He married Jeanne Weinreich on Jan. 16, 2013. They enjoyed eating out and spending time with each other and family.
Ron was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Farm Bureau, Pioneer Tractor Club, Briggs Motor Coffee Group, and several years of bowling and scorekeeping. He loved spending time with his family, restoring his 1950 TO-20 Ferguson, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne of Remsen; a son, Mark (Tammy) Schilmoeller of Remsen; daughters, Donna (Gregg) Heese of Le Mars, Jennifer (Stuart) Rethwisch of Victor; Suzie Schilmoeller and her friend Raymond Meyer of Le Mars; a son, Bill (Angie) Schilmoeller of Le Mars; daughter, Carol (Ron) Moore of Sioux City, sons, Dan Schilmoeller and his fiancée Katie Fricke of North Platte, Nebraska; Dave (Amy) Schilmoeller of Le Mars; a son-in-law, Regan Feller of Le Mars; a step-son, Pat Weinreich and his friend June Pallesen of Remsen; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one arriving in March; three brothers, two sisters; one sister-in-law; numerous in-laws and many extended family and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; his parents; and several other family members.