Long-time resident of Lookingglass Valley went to be with his Lord Jesus on Monday, March 19,2018.
He was born in Red Wing, Minnesota on September 21, 1927 to Rudolph and Edna Meyer. The family moved to Oregon when Ron was a young man. A hard working man all his life, he was blessed with good health until last year when his body just started giving out. Graduating from Roseburg High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines, traveling to several countries on board ship delivering supplies to armed forces. Returning to Roseburg, he met Norma Wylie who had recently moved to Lookingglass and they were married in June of 1950. Happily married for 67 years, Ron and Norma has 3 children. They built their home in Lookingglass and have resided there all of their married lives. Ronald had 2 careers. He worked for 32 years at Roseburg Lumber Company as pond foreman and in the log yard. After his parents’ passing, he took over their ranch just across the road in Lookingglass, raising sheep and hay. Ron loved the farm and had a reputation for raising good quality hay. Throughout his life, Ron was a hunter. His family was raised on venison and elk meat and last year he shot an antelope in Eastern Oregon. Ron was a life-long fan of baseball and particularly the San Francisco Giants. Ron was a member of the NRA, Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Livestock Association and served two terms on the Lookingglass-Olalla Water Board. He was also a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Roseburg. Ronald was pre-deceased by his parents and two sisters. Survivors include: His wife of 67 years, Norma Jean. His children: Chris (Sid) Norton of Wickenburg, Arizona, Rick (Brenda) Meyer of Green and Sherry (Scott) Meyer-Paroz of Roseburg. His six grandchildren: Michelle Gallop, Ohio. Sonya (Mike) Meyer of Roseburg. Hilary (Ray) Metcalf of Winston. Mitchell (Kristin) Meyer of Bend. Skyler (Michelle) Meyer or Roseburg. Quinn (Carrie) Norton of Winston. Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, his brother Robert of California and his beloved cat Mickey. Also surviving is Ron’s life-long friend and hunting companion Bob Reagles. Survivors include a large extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service to be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church (750 W Keady Ct.) in Roseburg on: Friday March 23, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment will be at Lookingglass Cemetery. Contributions can be sent to St Paul Lutheran School or Roseburg Humane Society.