Ronald Gene Klamer
June 12, 1951 – May 11, 2020
Ronald “Ron” Gene Klamer transitioned from this earthly life on May 11, 2020, in Hertford, NC, with his family by his side.
Ron was born June 12, 1951, to Bob and Lillian Klamer. He grew up in New York, and when Ron was 18, his family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years. Ron met Lauren 46 years ago, and they were married shortly thereafter. Their many years together created a beautiful family. They have two wonderful children, Jessica, and Tim. The family relocated in 1996 to Wendell, North Carolina.
Ron’s easy going and pleasant nature made people naturally gravitate toward him. He truly never met a stranger. Ron adored spending time with his family, particularly his wife, children, and grandchildren. Regular family gatherings were a wonderful past time; whether it was cooking outside on the grill, or cozying up by the fireplace. He was happy so long as his family was there.
Ron had a lifelong passion for working with his hands. Anything that was ever broken, he could fix. He enjoyed motorcycles, home improvement projects, and woodworking. Ron’s love for mechanics was so great, that he and his son, Tim, created Darkhorse Cycles, a business building and selling motorcycles. Ron truly enjoyed waking up each day and working side by side with Tim. They were so close, they were best friends. Ron’s customers loved him and called him Pops. He was most at peace when he was in their shop, working on solving a mechanical issue. Persistence was one of his strong virtues, as he would not give up until it was fixed.
Ron is survived by his mother, Lillian Klamer; his wife, Lauren Summers; his two children, Jessica Klamer and Tim Klamer; three granddaughters, Destiny Klamer, Olivia Vines, and Mallory Klamer; and a great grandson, Cayden Klamer.
You are forever with us wherever we are – we all love you so much!
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital
Ron’s celebration of life will be Saturday, June 6, 2020, 2 pm, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St. Wendell, NC, 27591. The service will be viewable via www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral at 5 pm.