Ronald “Ronny” Kramlich passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born Friday, September 13, 1957 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lewistown, MT to parents Raymond “Hap” and Marjorie (Getsman) Kramlich. Born the youngest sibling of 7 children, Ronny was hit by a car at age 4 and spent Christmas in the hospital with a leg and jaw broken in 2 places. Ron started Boy Scouts at a young age and continued until he graduated from high school in 1977, one badge away from Eagle Scout. He was an avid fisherman and hunter his whole life, often taking his nieces and nephews along to learn the ropes and they joked he was the grumpiest man alive. Ron worked for USG, Roy Tire, and Berg Lumber where he hurt his back and became disabled. He spent the rest of his life hunting, fishing and spoiling his nieces and nephews and his many dogs.
He is survived by his brothers and sister; Duane Kucera, Rocky, Robert, Roger and Donna; nieces and nephews Ryan, Lea, Mike, Keith, Kevin, Krista, Robert, Jake, Kurtis, Josh, Dustin, Dawn, Marji, and Kelsey. Ronny is survived by many more great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his chosen family, best friend Mary Wright and her children Kursti, Kelsey, Kristin, and her son with whom he held a special bond, Brayden Robertson.
Ron was predeceased by his father Hap in 1982, his sister Vonda “Punk” in 1984, his mother Marjorie in 2005, brother-in-law Maurice Vance and sister-in-law Linda Kramlich both in 2012.
Services to celebrate Ronny’s life will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cloyd Chapel in Lewistown, a private committal will be in the Lewistown City Cemetery. A potluck dinner and gathering of friends will follow at his favorite bar, the Glacier. Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.