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Ronald "Ron" Roy Payzant

I am a Veteran.Ronald "Ron" Roy Payzant
July 27, 1934 -  November 4, 2019

Ronald Roy Payzant 85, of Fremont, died Monday, Nov.4th, 2019 at Methodist Fremont Health.

He was born July 27, 1934 in Schuyler, NE to Thaddeus Freeman Payzant and Elizabeth Magdalene (Petersen) Payzant. He grew up on a farm in Schuyler, NE graduating from Schuyler High School in 1951. Ron married Norma Jean (Kerns) on April 19th, 1964 at the First Christian Church in Fremont. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage.

Ron was employed at Gambles Warehouse in Fremont for 34years. He was hired to load trucks and fill orders, but he quickly moved up the ladder and served 32 of those 34 years as Regional Service Manager. He was also employed at Arlington High School as a custodian, where he enjoyed “jello” from the “lunch ladies”, and the many students. Ron worked as a maintenance manager for Stanton Towers, and most recently at Fremont Health in the maintenance department for 23 ˝ years.

Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1960 working as a Dental technician.
Ron’s hobbies included planting and growing flower’s; roses were his favorite. Also, assembling model airplanes, listening to various music at the Fremont Eagles club, and attending his great nephew’s and niece’s band/music concerts, various sporting events and roller skating.

Ron is survived by his wife Norma Jean of Fremont; Sister-in-law Arnita Wolf of Hooper; nieces Deb (Dan) Hitchler, Denise Shannon of Fremont, Angela (Albert) Hammang of Arlington; nephew Aaron (RaLyne) Wolf of Scribner; Great nieces Jessica Hitchler, Allison Wolf, great nephews Tyler(Breanna)Hitchler, Evan Hammang, Luke Hammang, and Zane Wolf; great- great nieces and nephew Silas Hitchler, Marlys Hitchler, and Ellis Hitchler.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, sister Betty June; and infant sister Helen May; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Barbara and Bob Shannon; niece Diane Shannon and brother-in-law Raymond Wolf.

The funeral service will be 2pm, Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Fremont First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Smith and Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard will follow the service in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6-8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. A memorial will be determined at a later date.

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