Ron was born on Aug. 23, 1930, in Marion to Edwin C. and Velma R. Anderson Wimmer. He graduated from Marion High School in 1948 and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis. He served his country from 1951 to 1953 in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict.
Ron began his banking career at Marion Nation Bank from 1948 to 1969, when he joined the Old-First National Bank in Bluffton. He retired as the senior vice president of loans in 1993.
He was active for many years in the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Little League Baseball and Junior Achievement. Ron enjoyed reading and all types of art and was a member in the Elks Lodge and American Legion Post No. 111 of Bluffton.
On May 25, 1951, Ron and Carolyn Sue McClain were married.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Carolyn, of Bluffton, along with a son, Jan L. (Sandy) Wimmer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two daughters, Joni (Clem) Reinhard and Susan (Mark) Sauer, both of Bluffton. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lindsay, Katie, Jacob, Amy and Joel, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alice Merz and Julia Hodge.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, at the funeral home, with Jeff Lemler officiating. A private, family graveside service will take place at the Northridge Mausoleum, located in Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made to the Bluffton Elk’s Scholarship Fund.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.
Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com