Ronnie Ehlers

Ronnie Ehlers


July 5, 1957 - December 28, 2021


Ronnie Ehlers, 64, of White Lake, SD, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. There will be no funeral service per Ronnie’s request. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ronnie Ehlers was born on July 5, 1957, in Mitchell, SD to Donald and Joyce (Campbell) Ehlers. He grew up on the family farm and attended White Lake School. Ronnie moved into White Lake in 1983 and brought his love of land and plants with him. Ronnie took great pride in his fruit trees, gardens, and manicured lawns. 

Ronnie found joy and peace living in White Lake no matter what the season. He loved planting his gardens in the spring, mowing lawns in the summer, reaping his harvest in the fall, and hearing his friends call out his CB handle “Sure Shot” as they chased down coyotes in the winter. He also loved to see pheasant hunting season come around each fall. He built a strong pheasant cleaning business, and looked forward to reconnecting with old friends each year.

Ronnie spent his life dedicated to 4-H. He enjoyed helping the club members prepare their Achievement Day entries. He helped with everything from chickens to cattle. Ronnie was quick to share his time, knowledge, and passions with everyone. 

Ronnie is survived by his siblings, Fay DeBoer of Letcher, Wanda (Wayne) Hohn of Mitchell, Russ Ehlers of White Lake, Bonny (Terry) Warnke of White Lake, John (Kim) Ehlers of White Lake, Suzie Letcher of White Lake, David (Denise) Ehlers of Newcastle, Wyoming; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Gary) Chance of Letcher; and special friends, the Chapman family Audrey, Laban, and Trinity.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary, Wayne, Donnie, and Jim; nephew, Wes Hohn; nieces, Stacy Ehlers and Amy DeBoer; and brothers-in-law, Bob Letcher and LeRoy Sperlich. 

Posted by Cathy Poteet on January 10, 2022
We will miss Roomie! We have so many great memories coming to WhiteLake during hunting season! We established a friendship with your Mom and Ronnie! I can still see your Mom sitting behind the counter at the store and Ronnie over in the corner! We love our memories and will continue to be thankful for the opportunity to know them. All of our hunting group send their deepest sympathy.
Posted by Linda Heath on January 7, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
Posted by Linda Heath on January 7, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
Posted by Colleen Glissendorf on January 7, 2022
Ronnie will be missed in this community for his kindness. He could sure raise some great peaches!!! Thinking of you all.
Posted by Bruce and Marlene Haines on January 6, 2022
So sorry for your loss! He truly was a kind, friendly and hard working man!
Posted by Shanna Mohnen on January 6, 2022
Sympathy to the family🙏🏻 He was a great guy!
Posted by John n Kris Kieffer on January 6, 2022
Cherish the memories.
Posted by Laurie Dozark on January 5, 2022
My deepest sympathy to you. Ronnie was a great neighbor. He was so kind to my family throughout the years.
Posted by Vickie Thayer Blindauer on January 4, 2022
Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers 🙏
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & family on January 3, 2022
So Sorry for your loss. always enjoyed stopping at the store back in the day
Posted by Eleanor Gieseman on January 3, 2022
My sympathy to the family. Ronnie was a good neighbor. Enjoyed his friendly conversation and work ethic. I enjoyed his peacocks , guineas , and exotic birds. He will be missed
Posted by Jody Hauge on January 2, 2022
My grand daughters loved going over to see his turkeys, chickens and peacocks every time they came to visit. He will be missed.
Posted by myron h sonne on January 2, 2022
Sorry to hear of the loss of Ronnie. Always a friendly guy with a good conversation.
Posted by Donna Steele Korus on December 31, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Enjoyed knowing Ronnie through 4-H. He was very good at helping the kids.
Posted by Becky fortney on December 30, 2021
U will be missed uncle Ronnie I will cherish all the memories I had of u
Posted by Beverly Miller on December 30, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the family
Posted by Bobbie Prickett (Herrlein) on December 30, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Posted by patty Thiry surat on December 29, 2021
Sympathy to the Ehlers family, so sorry to hear this.
Posted by Jim and Laura Mayclin on December 29, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Watched Ronnie grow up through 4-H activities with many happy memories
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