Obituary and Service Information for Ronald William Wehlage, Jr.

Wehlage, Jr., Ronald William

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, Missouri

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Time: 11:00 am

Service Location:
St Lucas Cemetery

St Lucas Cemetery


Ronald William Wehlage, Jr. of DeSoto passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his residence at the age of 40 years. He was born on January 11, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Ronald William Wehlage, Sr. and the late Audrey Louise (Hahn) Wehlage.

Ron grew up in St. Louis where he went to school and attended St. Lucas United Church of Christ with his family. During that time, he was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America and was proud to be an Eagle Scout. He was a 22 year plus veteran firefighter and had been with the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District for the past 18 years where he was currently serving as the District Lieutenant and Fire Marshall. Prior to his time at Desoto Rural he was a volunteer member of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District. He was a member of the Firefighters Association of Missouri, the Jefferson County Firefighters and Fire Marshalls Associations, the Professional Fire & Fraud Investigators Association and the Ozark Firefighters Association. He was a talented carpenter and in his spare time he enjoyed helping family and friends with building projects. He also enjoyed dirt track racing, camping, fishing, and boating.

He is survived by his father Ronald W. Wehlage, Sr. of Redbud, Illinois, two brothers Kevin and wife Catherine Reese of Arnold, Missouri and Brian and wife Linda Reese of Redbud, Illinois, several nieces and nephews, and numerous other relatives and many dear friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto. Ronís family has requested that those who wish to attend the visitation would wear a mask and keep their visit short. A Procession of Honor will follow the visitation at 8 pm on Main Street in front of the funeral home. A graveside service with Honors will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at St. Lucas Cemetery in St. Louis. The cemetery has restricted the number of attendees allowed at the graveside so please be considerate of this.

Memorials, if desired may be made to BackStoppers.

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