In Memory of

Ronald L. Sechler

January 20, 1933 - April 7, 2013
Ronald LeRoy Sechler, the son of Roy and Fern (Moody) Sechler, was born in Meriden, Iowa on January 20, 1933. His childhood years were spent in Meriden, and he graduated from Meriden High School in 1951. During the Korean conflict, he proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Gunner on a B29. He was united in marriage to Edith Gronemeyer in LeMars, Iowa on June 15, 1957. He entered into a partnership with his brother Don, and worked as a mechanic at their business, Sechler's Garage in Meriden. A community-minded individual, Ron was involved with the VFW and American Legion, was a member of the 98th Bomb Group Veteran's Association, the Meriden Fire Department and City Council, where he once served as City Clerk. He drove school bus for the school districts in Meriden, Cleghorn and Marcus for 40 years. He enjoyed shooting pool and riding his motorcycle with the Goldwing Road Riders and Retreads. He was a member of the Western Iowa Cycle Riders and the NRA. Ron passed away at the Cherokee Regional Health Center on Sunday, April 7, 2013, surrounded by his family at the age 80. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Edie; a son, Todd and his wife Mary, and daughter Ronda and her husband, Charles Wiemold, all of Cherokee; four grandchildren, Angie (Bruce) Demaree and their children Elijah, Elizabeth and Elliot; Amber Renken and her children Mia and Ally; Jeff and Whitney Wiemold; one brother, Donald Sechler of Meriden, IA and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jeffrey in 1979; one sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Donald Mongan; and one sister-in-law, Ellie Sechler.
SERVICES
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jon Riggert
CASKET BEARERS
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
"Amazing Grace" "I Am But a Stranger Here" "In The Garden" by the congregation
INTERMENT
Meriden Cemetery Meriden, Iowa Military Graveside Rites conducted by VFW L.A. Wescott Post #2253

Condolences

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Todd, Mary and Family,
Sorry to hear the loss of your dad and also sorry for not being able to be there for you. I remember shooting pool with Ron in pool league, he was always a fun match to play with win or loose he went away smiling! But there was always a FIRM handshake at the end of each match! He will be missed.”
- Brian Cedar
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest condolences and sympathy. The Sutter family (Ron, Sue, Chuck & Mike)”
- Chuck Sutter
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you -know that he is with his Lord. We wanted to come to the visitation or funeral, but with the snow and ice we have, we could not make it. ”
- Mary Lou & Marv Moos
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Praying for you all.”
- Lisa (Spencer) Talbert
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I'm sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a wonderful, dedicated bus driver, and always cared for us kids.”
- Melissa Rupp
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed riding cycle together. God's Peace. Prayers sent your way.”
- Wendell R Riedemann
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Rons passing. Knew him well as I grew up on a farm n.e. of Meriden. I remember the garage and riding with hin both on the school bus and one year with the retreads. He was a great friend and I know he will be missed by all. God bless and comfort you in this sad time. Roger and Jacque Olson”
- Roger and Jacque Olson
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of the Sechler family in your time of loss. May you find comfort in all of your memories. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are thinking of you all!! His pain is no more!!!”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences from the Burkhardt family.”
- Harry
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Edie and family -- will miss his e-mails, phone calls, and being around him at rallies -- you are both great Retread friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. -- Rod and Janice Halverson”
- Janice E Halverson
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all of you from us and the kids. I can still see that bus pulling up to the "bus tree" all those years. He touched a lot of young hearts and will be remembered by a lot of kids!”
- Al & Jeannie Rupp & Family
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all of you from us and the kids. I can still see that bus pulling up to the "bus tree" all those years. He touched a lot of young hearts and will be remembered by all!”
- Al & Jeannie Rupp & Family
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Sheila Alesch
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