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David L. Ronnebaum

March 17, 2019

Rossville—David L. Ronnebaum, 59, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his rural Rossville home.

He was born February 26, 1960 in Axtell, the son of Donald A. and Rose Marie Martin Ronnebaum. David grew up in the St. Marys and Delia communities and graduated from Rossville High School in 1979.

David worked for Custom Wood Products in St. Marys where he began his 35 year career on April 7, 1983. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville, and Knights of Columbus Council NO. 657 in St. Marys. He coached his children in baseball, basketball and softball and loved to give his advice to them on their golf game. He enjoyed his grandchildren, KU, and golfing.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rosie on March 14, 2017.

On May 19, 1984 he was united in marriage to Beth A. Baumchen in Emmett. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his father, Donald A. Ronnebaum, St. Marys; his son, Derek (Brittany) Ronnebaum, Las Vegas, NV; his two daughters, Kristen (Bryant) Clark and Nicole (Lance) Burroughs, all of Ottawa; two brothers, Terry (Carol) Ronnebaum, Topeka and Mike (Janet) Ronnebaum, Axtell; three sisters, Jeanne (Nick) Disidore, Lenexa, Linda (Dan) Luthi, Wamego and Diane (Jim) Todd, Lenexa; three grandchildren, Tristan, Aiden and Zayne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. David will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the rosary at 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 22, 2019 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to help offset funeral expenses and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, KS. 66536

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23 thoughts on “David L. Ronnebaum

  1. Jeanne and All the Ronnebaum Family, I was so sad and shocked to hear this about your brother. He was such a nice person and never knew a stranger. May the memories you all share keep him in your hearts forever. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mrs, Ronnebaum and Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. You have my condolences and prayers from me and my wife.

    Coach Ed Bethea

  3. Dear Beth and Ronnebaum Family,
    We are thinking of you and sending our love for the loss of your David. We know he will be greatly missed.
    – Galen & Cory Holloway

    • I am so sorry and shocked to hear of David’s passing. I’v always had the greatest admiration for Dave and his entire family. My memories go way back with the
      Ronnebaum family, including Don and Rosie. Dave hired on at the cabinet shop in 1983, and I always admired his loyalty and work ethic, as well as his knowledge of wood working. Dave will be remembered as one of the best, and kindest guys in the shop. I will truly miss him and his smile, Don Lake

  4. We were so shocked and deeply saddened with the tragic news of David’s passing. We always enjoyed David’s visits to Las Vegas and were touched by the bond between him and Derek. He left this world way too early but he is in a better place now and will have eternal peace. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace David.
    Here is the lyrics to a song by Aron Wright that seem fitting
    “Though not here
    You’re not gone
    In our hearts
    You will live on
    Where there’s no more sorrow
    And no more pain
    No more storm clouds
    No more rain

    Your work is done
    You’ve been set free
    So rest in peace
    Rest in peace

    It’s so hard to understand
    How to let go
    Of your hand.
    To let you fly with
    New found wings
    To that land where
    Angels sing

    Your work is done
    You’ve been set free
    So rest in peace
    Rest in peace
    Your work is done
    You’ve been set free
    So rest in peace
    Rest in peace
    Rest in peace”

  5. I am so sorry to hear about David. I always enjoyed babysitting for Rosie and Don’s kids. Hard to find a better group of people.

  6. So sorry to hear this. He was in my little religion class in Delia. New and loved everyone in Dave’s family,

  7. Dear Ronnebaum Family, I was so sorry to hear the news of David’s passing. Starting Kindergarten in Delia to Rossville High School, so many fond memories for all of our class mates. All will agree David was the kindest soul ever known. May he rest in peace. I know Rosie welcomed him to heaven with a beautiful Mother’s hug.

  8. We were so sad and shocked to hear this, he was a great guy. David was such a nice person and a friend to everyone he met. No words can express the sorrow we feel for the loss to family. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  9. Terry, Carol, Mike, Janet and the entire Ronnebaum family, I’m very sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please keep your memories close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

  10. Dear Ronnebaum Families,
    We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He and our Jim were in the same class from Kindergarten through High School. He will be sadly misses by all who knew him. May God give you all comfort in the great time of sorrow.
    Joe & Pauline

  11. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Beth, as you go through this difficult time. May God help you through the rough days ahead. Hang on to all the wonderful memories you’ve made to get you through the greiving process. God bless

  12. Our family is holding your entire family high in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May his music of memories continue to play beautiful tunes within your hearts.

    Karen Lee

  13. To the Ronnebaum family,

    Growing up, there are a few of the families from the Delia church you knew would be there every Sunday. The Ronnebaums were one of those families. All of the Ronnebaum kids learned the sweet spirits their parents possessed. David was no exception. From grade school on through high school he always was a sweet soul I know none of his classmates will forget. As always prayers for the family.

  14. Beth & Ronnebaum Family,
    We are so terribly sorry for your loss of David. He was such a sweet, loving, caring & funny kid!! He will be greatly missed!! May your memories of a special, beautiful person help you in your time of need. May You Rest In Peace & God Speed Dave……
    ~The Stum’s ~ Wilb & Sis ~

  15. Beth, Derek, Kristen and Nicole-I’m so sorry to hear about David’s passing–I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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