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Ronnie R. Vang

Ronnie R. Vang, 69, of St. Paul, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Joel Rathbun will officiate. Mr. Vang chose to be cremated and have his ashes buried at sea by the United States Navy. Mr. Vang was born on May 1, 1941, at Wolbach, the son of Nels Stefhan and Rita (Kelley) Vang. He is survived by one brother, Fred Vang of Lincoln; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Nancy Ebel of Waterloo, Iowa and Ruth and Ronald Mercer of Omaha. Ronnie grew up in Wolbach where he attended Wolbach Public Schools and was a 1958 graduate of Wolbach High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958. He served in Germany and Turkey and was discharged in 1962. At that time he returned to Wolbach and became a carpenter and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for two years. He worked in construction having helped build power plants in Sutherland, Grand Island and Hastings, as well as, shopping centers, banks and the St. Francis Medical Center. In 1986, he went into the United States Navy serving until 1995 as a Seabee Reservist. He moved to St. Paul in 1991 and worked at Keller’s Korner for a number of years before retiring. He had served as a St. Paul EMT since 1992. He enjoyed walking and reading. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Vang. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul EMT’s.

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Vang was a neat person, a good person and a good friend. He will be missed by many.He was a good conversationalist,always had a topic, enjoyed a good debate and liked to drink a cup of coffee...He had a neat little laugh when ever you would touch his funny bone..My deepest sympathy to all of his family. I will never forget him Memories are wonderful. Kaye Tomlinson

Kaye Tomlinson Apr 28 2011 12:00 AM

this one arm man is going to miss a great man

pete moriarty Apr 27 2011 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother Ronnie. I always remember him smiling when he would talk with my mother and grandparents, his quiet voice, his blue eyes and how tall he was. Sheryl Curtis

Sheryl Schaub Curtis Apr 25 2011 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your lost. I have fond memories of Ronnie Taking us kids and mom for ice cream at the University of Lincoln. Angie Schaaf

Angie Schaub Schaaf Apr 21 2011 12:00 AM

You will be missed Ronnie.

Deb Cruz Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

Carl and Family, Thinking of all of you at this time for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers. Paul & Marie Glause

marie glause Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

I will miss my big brother.

Ronald and Ruth Mercer Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM