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From: "Henry L. Schmick" <>
Subject: [GV] Obit, Ronnie Lee Gehring
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:01:24 -0600

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
3 Sep 2008

Ronnie Lee Gehring
Ron "Grandpa" Gehring was born July 20, 1954, in Billings, to Ann (Eisenrich) and Delbert Gehring. He died Aug. 31, 2008 in a boating accident at Dead Man's Basin.

Ron served in the Army, reaching the rank of Sergeant before being discharged in 1976.

He worked as a concrete finisher with Custom Concrete for a number of years before his death. Ron liked to fish and camp with his family and friends. He was a hardworking, kind-hearted person who had a passion for living life to the fullest.

Ronnie is survived by two sisters, Marlene (Larry) Thiel of Laurel and Judy Moore of Billings; brother Albert (Cheryl) Gehring of Billings; his girlfriend Karen Morrow, also of Billings; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Delbert; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Burial with military honors will follow at Mountview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Michelotti-Sawyers from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and prior to the service on Thursday.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at


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