NORFOLK — Services for Ronald R. Fillmer, retired Norfolk funeral director, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home.
Age 66, he died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Ronald R. Fillmer, son of Raymond L. and Kathryn M. Groene Fillmer, was born Aug. 17, 1945, at Norfolk. He attended Burns High School, now known as Norfolk Catholic High School, graduating with the class of 1963. After high school he attended Norfolk Junior College, Wayne State College and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Department of Mortuary Science, in 1968.
On Dec. 28, 1984, he was married to Mary Jean Armbruster at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk.
During his high school years, Ron was employed by Howser Mortuary. When he returned to Norfolk after college, Ron again went to work for Howser Mortuary, which lead to a partnership and ownership in 1997 of the Howser-Fillmer Mortuary. Ron lived his entire life in Norfolk and dedicated his life to serving the community.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Norfolk Country Club, Kiwanis Club, National Funeral Directors Association and Nebraska Funeral Directors Association. He was also involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean of Norfolk; one sister, Pat and her husband, Dale Walsh of Sioux City, Iowa; one brother, Richard and his wife, Cheryl Fillmer of Newton, Utah; four nieces and two nephews and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew in infancy.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.