In Memory of

Ronald J. Wetter

December 29, 1939 - April 20, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Ronald J. Wetter 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home.  Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church until service time.  Masks are required.  The Service will be live streamed on the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Facebook Page. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Ronald is survived by his wife Janice; children, Kimberly Wetter of Carroll, Kathie Card of Armstrong, Tony Wetter of Lohrville, and Tracy (Casey) Wetter of Lake City; 4 grandchildren, Spencer (Macy) Clausen, Jasmine (Esden) Carroll, Savanna Card, and Joseph Ronald Wetter; 2 great-grandchildren, Lux Clausen and Crew Clausen; sisters, Annette (Richard) Pierce of Bend, Oregon, and Marlene Reed of Fort Dodge; brother Paul (Cynthia) Wetter of Rockwell City; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his son Timothy; parents, Clarence A. and Marie L. (Powers) Wetter; brothers, Richard and Larry Wetter; sister-in-law Patricia Wetter; and brother-in-law Gerald “Mike” Reed.

     Ronald Jerome Wetter was born December 29, 1939 at Rockwell City, Iowa.  He graduated from Cedar Valley High School with the Class of 1957 and attended Fort Dodge Community College.  Ronald worked at the Gypsum Mills and Kalo Brick & Tile in Fort Dodge.  On July 29, 1961 he was united in marriage to Janice Dana at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City.  The couple had five children born to this union.  In 1971, they made their home on the Wetter Century Farm.  Ronald spent a majority of his life doing what he loved, farming.  One of his greatest joys was watching his children and grandchildren at their sporting events and activities.  He especially loved to tell people about how proud he was of their accomplishments.  He was looking forward to watching his great-grandchildren and their activities.  Ronald was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

SERVICES
Memorial Mass
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
April 24, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
*Masks are required
OFFICIATING
Father Lynn Bruch
VISITATION
9:00 a.m. - Saturday
April 24, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak

Condolences

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:55 AM
“Dear Janice and the family of Ron. My sympathies to all of you. My history with the Wetter family began with Larry. He was at Rinard and I was at Somers playing baseball and basketball against each other. I baled hay for Clarence and was Larry's catcher in Junior Legion Baseball for Gowrie. Ronnie was younger but I got to know him because he was at the ball games. Ronnie graduated with my brother Warren at Somers or Cedar Valley. I played golf with Larry at Desert mountain and at Okoboji I was at Marie's visitation and Larry's funeral. Sad time in our lives. My sympathies to a wonderful family. Ed Hendrickson”
- ED HENDDRICKSON

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:48 PM
“Sorry to all the family members for your loss. Ron always put a smile on our faces. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Marty & Duf Buttolph

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:09 AM
“Janice, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a very special person to me and I loved him dearly. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories. Kathie, Tony, Tracy, Kim, and all the grandchildren, I am so sorry. I love you all. I am sending you lots of love and strength. You were all blessed. ”
- Teri Patterson

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! God Bless! I will miss Ron’s humor!”
- Kevin Vosberg

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:51 AM
“Janice,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ron was one of those guys that always made your day better after you met him. Whether it was just running into him at the elevator or at a school event his face would light up and he would throw you that big smile like you were the most important person in his life at that moment. I hope that same warm smile brings you and your family comfort during this time.”
- The Warbis Family

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“Janice - I am truly sorry for your loss in the death of your dear husband - I can just imagine the trauma you are experiencing - I will keep you in my tho'ts and prayers as well as the repose of the soul of Ron - we shared many a chit chats as we left some daily Masses - he always seemed so "up" - God Bless you”
- Maureen Hobart

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:14 AM
“Dear Aunt Janice and Family, we send our sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of Uncle Ronnie. He will be missed my many.
Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Love, David and Karyn”
- David & Karyn Wetter

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM
“My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Ron was a great man. ”
- Dan Taiber

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:17 PM
“Sorry to hear about Ron's passing. He was a good man, who raised great children. Thoughts and prayers for you all”
- Mike DeBruin

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:34 PM
“Dan and I are thinking about all of you. We send our love, prayers and condolences. ”
- Michelle & Dan Heneman

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:12 PM
“Tracy Casey and Joe it’s hard loosing a parent or grandparent may u have many good memories ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:07 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy that I had tremendous fun joking with him when I worked at the Coop in Farnhamville. He was always so very nice to me. I am sure your hearts are broken. He no longer suffers and is in a better place. I wish for Peace in your hearts. ”
- Barbara L Larson

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:20 PM
“We are so sorry for the entire family for Ron's passing. Memories of our School years together are very vivid and getting reacquainted in our senior years has been even more special. Special prayers for all of you and God Bless each of your! Ron was very special and one of a kind!”
- Larry & Sandra Lange

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:42 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.”
- Marilyn & Ron Thompson

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8:56 PM
“Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! He will truly be missed by so many! May God bless your family and heal your pain as you go thru this difficult time. ”
- Lane and Angie Kalkwarf

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:23 PM
“Dearest Janice, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Rich talked so very often about Ronnie and their fun times together. I will be forever grateful for my visit to your home a few years ago. Getting to know the two of you was like getting a piece of Rich back. I send my heartfelt love and prayers and sympathy to you and your family.”
- Judy Berg

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:22 PM
“Dearest Janice, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Rich talked so very often about Ronnie and their fun times together. I will be forever grateful for my visit to your home a few years ago. Getting to know the two of you was like getting a piece of Rich back. I send my heartfelt love and prayers and sympathy to you and your family.”
- Judy Berg

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:39 PM
“My deepest sympathies to Janice and the family of Ron. He was a great high school friend and even though we lost touch for the most part over the past years, I will always remember his friendship and his great sense of humor and laughter. May he rest in peace with his Lord.”
- Duane Hartzler

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:23 PM
“Janice and family we are so sorry for your loss, Ron will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:59 PM
“The Miller family would to send our condolences. Janice, you and Ron were always good friends of our family. ”
- Kim Quade

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:28 PM
“Janice & Family, We are so sad to learn of Ron’s death! He was always so kind & friendly. We will miss him! Sending love & many prayers for your family. Bill & Fran Lawson ”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“So sorry to hear about Ronnie. I love that guy. Was always so nice to me.”
- Dennis Pierce

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:25 PM
“My condolences to Janice and family. He had a great laugh, engaging conversations. Just an easy person to be with. ”
- Boll Heiman


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