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Mr. Ronald Gustave Henry Schollmeyer, age 62 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, July 23, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ronnie was born August 28, 1947, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Albert F. and Ethel M. Kreter Schollmeyer. He was married on August 23, 1969, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Susan Wade. A life long resident of the Jefferson City area, Ronnie was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson City High School. After high school, he was drafted in the United States Army and did a tour of duty with the military police in Vietnam from 1967 until 1968. Upon returning to Jefferson City, he was employed with Midwest Foundation, G. & H. Electric, and owned and operated Capital City Electric and Schollmeyer Electric. Ronnie was a life member and past commander of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2693. Ronnie loved being with his family at the Lake of the Ozarks and taking the grandkids for rides on the jet ski, pontoon, or golf cart. He had been a softball player and bowler, sponsoring many bowling teams throughout the years. He loved horses, deer hunting, and the outdoors. Survivors include: one son, Eric Wade Schollmeyer and his wife Angie of Holts Summit, Mo.; one daughter, Holly Marie Schollmeyer-Cort and Ray Conway of Jefferson City, Mo.; his mother, Ethel Schollmeyer of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Larry "Smiley" Schollmeyer of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Kaleb Wade Schollmeyer, Kameron Lee Schollmeyer, and Kalley Dawn Schollmeyer. He was looking forward to the birth of a grandson, Lucas Henry Conway. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Schollmeyer in March, 1974. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in the Freeman Chapel. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Schollmeyer Grandchildren Educational Fund or the Missouri River Hospice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com