Ronald James "Ron" Wieder

January 12, 1936 - May 5, 2020
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Ronald James Wieder, 84, formerly of Shillington, passed away May 5, 2020 at the Phoebe Berks Healthcare Center, Wernersville, where he was a guest. He was the husband of Shirley F. (Whitehead) Wieder. They celebrated 64 years of marriage. Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late James F. and Grace M. (Merkel) Wieder. Ron was last employed as an engineering manager for Hamilton Technology/Bulova Technology, Lancaster for 20 years. He had also been employed by Reading Tube, Reading and RCA in Lancaster. Ron was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing as well as boating. He took pleasure in watching his Nittany Lions, Eagles and Phillies win. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Immanuel UCC, Shillington, a member of Isaac Hiester Lodge No. 660 F&AM, Valley of Reading, Rajah Shriners, Quartermaster of Rajah Legion of Honor, Director of Rajah Shrine Club, past officer of their “Q” club and in 2011 he served as Chief Aid to the Potentate. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, his daughter Heather Graeff husband of Jeffrey Graeff, Spring Twp., Granddaughters – Melissa Kanavins wife of Jared Kanavins and Ashley Adam wife of Michael Adam. Also, Great Granddaughters, Adalyn Kanavins, Caleesi Kanavins, Wrenley Adam and also Great Grandson Wyatt Adam. He was predeceased by his son Bradley J. Wieder in May 2014. Funeral services will be private, however, services will be webcast on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Megan Huesgen officiating. To view webcast log on to and click on Ronald Wieder’s obituary and locate icon for webcasting.  Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. Please remember Ron by making a contribution to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shrine, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA, 19510. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington, is assisting the Wieder family.

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Funeral Service will be private.

Webcast will be Tuesday – May 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Reverend Megan Huesgen will officiate.

Cemetery Information

Fairview Cemetery


New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Donation Information

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510


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Born: January 12, 1936
Died: May 5, 2020

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Polly (Ibach) posted on 5/14/20

To The Entire Wieder Family: I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Wieder's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My Dad also knew Mr. and Mrs. Wieder for many years, and always spoke very kindly of the family. God bless and comfort all of you.


Melissa Kanavins posted on 5/12/20

We love you Pop Pop! You will be forever in our hearts!! Love, Missy, Jared, Adalyn & Caleesi


Conrad Vanino, Jr. posted on 5/12/20

Condolences to the family and friends. May Ronald rest in peace.


Jim & Sue Woods posted on 5/12/20

God bless you and may he hold you in his hands forever. Love


Gene E. Waltz posted on 5/12/20

Dear Shirley, please accept our most sincere condolences. We were not aware of Ron's, obvious severe condition. We will certainly include you and your family in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Pat & Gene


Donna Hart posted on 5/12/20

Shirley and family, I'm so sorry for your loss! John and I send love and hugs to you. I pray God holds you close to each other and to Him during these days to come.


Donna Hart posted on 5/12/20

Shirley and family, I'm so sorry for you loss. John and I send you love and hugs! I pray God will hold you close to each other and to Him during these days to come!


Julie (Kerr) Shappell posted on 5/10/20

Heather, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I only met him a few times, but I know my late Dad, Ed Kerr, enjoyed his company very much. My love to you and your family at this difficult time.


Sandra Tait posted on 5/10/20

Heather, I was so sad to read of your dads passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Hold on to your wonderful memories to help heal your heart.


Janet Petricoin posted on 5/9/20

Dearest Shirley My love and prayers to you, Heather and family on Ronnie's passing. I recently moved into my Grandmother (Mary Renninger's) first floor apt and, needless to say, every day re-live our shared memories of your first South Miller Street home , across the alley and then, when walking the dog, pass your next homestead at the corner with Madison ( OH, how you two two lovebirds laughed.) Rest assured, dear Shirley, cousin, Doris is holding Ronnie in her arms. All my Love,, Janet


Robin Wolfe posted on 5/9/20

Dear Shirley and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. We share in your loss and sadness missing Ron, our friend, neighbor and Brother Shriner, as he embarks on a new journey. Love you always, Robin and Glenn


Ruth Morelli posted on 5/9/20

Dear Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Ronald for only a short time while he was a roommate of my husband, John Morelli, at Phoebe Berks. Ronald was such a sweet man. Tried, with no success, to reach you by phone to convey my sympathy to you and the family. May your loving memories keep you strong. Ruth Morelli🙏🏻


Lynda Gobright posted on 5/9/20

Dear Shirley, Heather, and families, I will always remember Ron as part of our South Miller Street family. We enjoyed many neighborhood activities and celebrations. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lynda and Gerry Gobright


Lynda Gobright posted on 5/9/20

Dear Shirley, Heather, and family, I will always remember Ron as part of our South Miller Street family...Shillington Pool, Mifflin games, parties and celebrations. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lynda & Gerry Gobright


Bob and Kim Snyder posted on 5/9/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with Heather, Jeff, their families and Heather's Mom, Shirley. We were so saddened to hear of Ronald's passing through the experience of death. Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting and take comfort in the love of your friends and family during this difficult time. We wish you strength and peace. God bless you!


Kim, Brian and Kirsten Bonish posted on 5/8/20

I was so sorry to hear of Dimp's passing. Even though it has been several years since we were all together, I have such wonderful memories of family gatherings when we were kids and most recently, at Heather and Jeff's home. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Karen Griffin posted on 5/8/20

I have nothing but positive memories of a kind sweet man. He made a wonderful husband and father.


Denise Hepner posted on 5/8/20

To the family of Ronald, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dee and Denny.