Ronald Paul Triebwasser


September 28, 1940 - July 17, 2015


Ronald Paul Triebwasser was born September 28, 1940 in Hanson County to Fred and Anna (Heitzman) Triebwasser. Ron established roots in Emery where he started his career in farming after graduating from Emery High School in 1958. On June 16, 1961 Ron married his high school sweetheart, Judith Klock. Ron left farming to start a successful insurance business in 1991. In 1996 he and Judy started My Home Address, Inc., a mail forwarding business. They moved to the city of Emery in 2004.

Always a faithful and active servant of the First Baptist Church, Ron was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church until 1967, when he and his family transferred to First Baptist Church in Emery. There he served Christ in a number of capacities as a Sunday school officer and teacher, a Deacon, church board member and Men’s Brotherhood President all while singing in the First Baptist Choir. Ron also served his community and country as the Hanson County Republican chairman, long time school board member and a member of the Army National Guard.

Anyone who knows Ron also knows that his greatest passion was music. He started singing at a very young age with his family in Plum Creek Baptist church and those talents continued throughout his life. Highlights of his singing career were participating in the Kings Kinsmen Quartet, singing for Bill Janklow’s gubernatorial inauguration, as well as other social events. He was a proud member for 38 years of the Bridgewater Community Choir. He especially enjoyed singing and listening to Southern Gospel Music and attending Bill Gaither Concerts.

Ron also possessed a sincere interest in others and had a gift for touching other’s lives through conversation. Ron was a great listener and story teller and was also not shy about sharing his faith and political views! Ron directly influenced his children and grandchildren through his love of music and all sports. He was always available to help them work on songs, their basketball jump shot, or teaching them how to throw a great curveball. He was very proud of them, continually encouraged them and never missed school, music or sporting events for either his children or grandchildren. He even cheered on his grandkids during baseball games the week of his passing.

Ron truly was #1 Grandpa as shown by his favorite cap which was worn to all ballgames. He constantly reminded his grandkids he loved them either in person or anytime he spoke with them on the phone. He also shared the same respect and encouragement for their team members and friends.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Judy, daughter, Lisa (Bruce) Kjetland of Emery, son, Leon (Cameron) Triebwasser of Costa Mesa, CA. and sister, Jo (Chuck) Niles of Tea, SD; four grandchildren:  Tyler, Brandon and Austin Kjetland and Libby Triebwasser. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews including great nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and his father and mother in law.


Memorials are preferred to the Emery First Baptist Church Youth Center Building Fund.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Emery, South Dakota


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on July 27, 2015
Ronnie sang “Where the Roses Never Fade” at Lovella’s brother Kenneth’s funeral. He sang so beautifully. He really had a gift to sing at special occasions which was appreciated by all who heard him sing. We extend our sympathy to all his family, relatives and friends. God Bless.
Posted by Dave Paulson on July 27, 2015
I met Ron back in the 1980 s when I was at the ASCS office- a very kind person and always had a smile . Sorry for this loss of life.
Posted by Terry Kranzler on July 25, 2015
Although we didn't keep in touch, my memories of a great high school friend remain so vivid! Judy and family, so sorry for your loss! I can't help feeling sad about losing someone so special. Time will heal your pain and your memories will become precious.
Posted by Wayne Fischer on July 25, 2015
Good memories of Ronald & his sister and parents - The Fred Triebwassers. They made many trips to Ashley to visit the Heitzmans(Mrs. Fred's brother) and came out to our farm in rural Ashley, ND-sorry to hear about the accident - Wayne Fischer - Aberdeen, SD.
Posted by Janell Beck on July 24, 2015
My heart aches for you in the loss of Ron. It will leave a void in your life I have many memories of Ron as we grew up together in the same church and were in the same high school class. My thoughts and prayers were with you during this very difficult time. In Sympathy.
Posted by Cindy Archer on July 24, 2015
Judy, Lisa, Leon and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. I have many fond memories of him from church, school events and living just down road. May God grant you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Prayers going up daily.
Posted by Bobbi Jo Sebesta on July 22, 2015
I took care of Ron at the nursing home. He was such a wonderful man. Loved his wife and family to pieces. Had many wonderful conversation with him and loved meeting his family. I am so sorry for your loss.Judy and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs Bobbi Jo
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