Ronald Eugene “Ron” Coleman

Graveside services for Ronald Eugene “Ron” Coleman, 62, Lawrence, will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas.

As a husband, father, friend, son, brother, and colleague, Ron Coleman brought richness into many people’s lives. He sought to serve well in family, friendships, church, and work. At age 62, Ron passed away April 2, 2020 at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Ron is mourned and missed by wife Carolina, daughter Skyler, mother Jaunita Ford, stepfather Warren Ford, sister Janet, brother Jeff, nephews Chris Jimenez, Craig Jimenez, Spencer Jacobs, niece Sarah Jacobs, and many friends and extended family members. His father David Coleman preceded Ron in passing.

Born March 6, 1958, Ron spent his childhood and early adult years in Pratt, Kansas, where he graduated from Pratt Senior High School and attended Pratt Community College. He later graduated from Washburn University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, studying political science and pre-law. He dedicated more than 35 years to his work as a construction superintendent.

Ron was passionate about Kansas University and Pratt High sports, Kansas City Chiefs football, holiday traditions, classic rock music, a well-kept lawn, laughter, family, friendships, and faith. He’s remembered as a standout football player, an intellectual, a life enthusiast, a hard worker, and kind and loving man.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Vintage Church, sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Carolyn Hubinger...

Many years have passed since those summer days among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down among the fields of gold
You’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky when we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold, when we walked in fields of gold

From Bill & Carolyn Graves...

Dear Carolina and Skyler, we are so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We were classmates of Ron’s at Pratt High School, and know what an amazing friend and man he was. Our prayers for comfort and peace are with you and your family.

From Lesalee Allen...

Carolina and Skyler I am so deeply sorry for your loss know we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers. Please let me know if you need anything at all.

From Peony Allen...

Carolina and Skyler,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our hearts are with you and we are here if you need anything at all.

From Marylee Southard...

Carolina and Skyler —
I am so sorry for your loss of Ron, and am mourning with you. I pray that you may feel God’s comfort and love in each moment of the days ahead! Grace and peace.

From Danny Vervynck...

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Ron at Douglas County Public Works Department back in the 90s. Ron was a good guy and great co-worker.

From Bert and Michelle van Foeken...

Carolina, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Praying for you and Skyler; may you feel God’s love, comfort and peace like no other during this time.

From Shawn McKindra...

I’m so sorry. Love and prayers to family.

From Elisa Barnett...

To Carol and Skyler, I am so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

From Susan Metzger...

Dear Carolina and Skyler, my heart hurts for you so much right now. Please know that many people are sending prayers to you, including me, and I send you my deepest sympathy. Love to you. 🙏♥️

From Jenny & Brian Tasche...

Carolina and Skyler, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ron. He was a great husband and father. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything you need.

From Heather and Galen Thies...

Deepest sympathies.
Carolina, Skyler and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Sending you love and care.

From Ann Hamil...

I am so sorry Coleman family.

From Aaron and Joy Rhea...

Carolina and Skyler,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Ron. I always enjoyed his smile at church and will miss it greatly. We are praying for you both and your extended family.

From Jackie Mickel...

Dear Carolina and Skylar I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the loss. Please know that your Langston family is here if you need anything. Praying God’s love surrounds you both now and always.

From Cliff Mock...

To Janet and the family; my deepest sympathies to you all. I was fortunate enough to play football with Ron and that grew into a deep respect and friendship. He was a good man, taken too early from us.

From Veronica Ledesma...

Hello, I have started a fundraiser to help pay for funeral arrangements and to keep the house running until Carol and their daughter can get back on their feet. Please, help with anything you can or share this post. Thank you. gf.me/u/xvnffg

From Cinda Kanady Kellogg...

Coleman family, deeply sorry for the loss of Ron. Spent many hours at your home. Janet, remember how he would torment us? May the Lord walk with you during this time. Blessings…

From Jim and Jenny Knight...

Sending condolences to you all and prayer as well. We are so sorry for your loss, and our hearts go out to you.

From Marilyn Stewart...

Juanita, Janet, Jeff, and family of Ron, So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.

From Laurie Hemker...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and Skyler. My heart breaks for you both. Hugs

From maxine jantz...

Ronnie was a neighbor in pratt Ks. He was such a cute little boy. so sorry for his death SO YOUNG.

From Natalie Downing...

Carol & Skyler I’m so sorry for your loss. You & Skyler are in my thoughts during this difficult time

From Jami and John Flynn...

Carol , Skyler and family. When we heard this about Ron our hearts broke open and tears flowed out . We are praying that you feel the Comfort of the Holy Spirit holding you and know the Love so many have for you. We are so sorry .

From Kathy McClain...

Carol & Skyler, my heart is broken in the loss of Ron and your daddy, Skyler. Please accept my sincere condolences. May God wrap his loving arms around you both during this very difficult time. I love you both!

From Michael Noe...

From Mike and Robin Noe
Caroline and Skylar, our hearts are heavy hearing the news about Ron today. Our prayers are with your family not only at this time but always.

From Connie and John Hey...

Carol, Skyler and family members. We are so sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to see Ron, you and Skyler. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From Jan & Tim Kocolowski...

Your Vintage family is here for you. Tim and I are very sorry for your loss.

From The Crawford Family...

Our hearts are broken for your family. You all are in our thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.

From Dennis & Kathy Hayward...

Carolina and Skyler, in times like these there are few words that can express our sorrow to you and your family. In sadness may you find light. May the Lord comfort and embrace you.

From Linda Shirk...

Carolina, I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Skyler. May God grant you the strength and comfort you need for each day ahead.

From The Hahn family...

We are so very sad for your family. We pray for peace and hope during this tragic time.

From Swart Family...

Our hearts are with you during this heartbreaking time. We love you and hold tight to the many happy memories that we have with Ron and you both!

From The Blakeman Family...

We are so very sad for your loss and are praying that you will feel God near to you. Please know that your Vintage family loves you and is supporting you now and in the future.

From Deacon Godsey...

Carolina and Skyler,

We are so very sorry for your loss. We love your family and will do all we can to walk with you through this. Know that you are in our prayers, and those of the Vintage family…

From John Ryan...

Carolina, words cannot express the sorrow we all feel for you and Skyler, at this most difficult time. Please try to take comfort knowing that your family and friends are here for you, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way. Sending prayers your way. Try to stay strong.

From Guillermo & Sofia Castellanos...

Carol & Skyler; we know this is a difficult moment indeed. At this time, we get to know the bond of love that exists between us as family. Most sincere condolences. We are earnestly sorry for your loss. May his soul find eternal rest.

From Brenda Vantuyl...

Sweet Carolina and Skyler I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and my arms around you.

From Kelly Calohan...

Dearest Carolina and Skyler, I am so sorry to hear this, and my heart goes out to you as you find comfort in each other at this really hard time. I am praying so hard for you right now, and I hope you can feel all the love everyone is sending your way. Looking forward to the time we can all hug each other again.

From Jorge and Karen Jacobs...

Dear Carol & family, we pray that God will give you the wisdom, serenity, and peace to get through this time. Remember the good memories that you shared together. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you! Love,

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