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Ronald J. "Ron" Stecklein, Sr.

October 30, 1948 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 70)

Ronald J. “Ron” Stecklein, Sr.

Ronald J. “Ron” Stecklein, Sr., 70, Olathe, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1948 in Hays, the son of Joe C. and Catherine (Wasinger) Stecklein.  Ron served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  On September 4, 1971 he was united in marriage to Linda Stecklein at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays, and they celebrated over 47 years of marriage.  He enjoyed playing the drums and played polka and country music with The Younger Band. 

Survivors include his wife Linda of the home in Olathe, four sons; Ronald “Ronnie” Stecklein, Jr. and Melanie Rohe of Clay Center, Kelly Stecklein and wife Karmen of Russell, Mike Stecklein and wife Michelle of Olathe, and Eric Stecklein and wife Susan of Olathe, a daughter; Amy Stecklein of Olathe, a brother; Leroy Stecklein of Osawatomie, two sisters; Theresa Gottschalk of Hays and Charlene Weigel and husband Dennis of Gorham, seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Rich, Elmer, and Donnie Stecklein, and two sisters; Dolores Dreher and Rose Koerner.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Nick Parker officiating.  Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Post No. 9076 Honor Guard and the Expendables Motorcycle Club of Kansas will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Tuesday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Wednesday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  A vigil service and rosary will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Expendables Motorcycle Club of Kansas or to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  Condolences and memories of Ron may be shared with the family at

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