Ronald Leo Tangeman, 83, of Callaway, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.
He was born on November 1, 1939, in Omaha, Nebraska to Noah and Agnes (Sopcich) Tangeman. He attended Ralston High School where he graduated with the class of 1957. In 1957, Ronald was united in marriage and to this union four children were born.
After graduation, Ron remained in Omaha where he worked for the Continental Can Company before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1958, where he proudly served his country for four years. In 1962, he returned to Omaha to work for Swift Company and in 1966, transferred to Grand Island.
On September 7, 1983, Ron met and married his wife of 40 years, Peggy Land. They moved from Grand Island to Phillips, Nebraska, where they made their home. They lived in Phillips before moving to Kansas City where Ron worked as a foreman with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ronald retired in 2000, moving to Callaway to be closer to family, but Ron and Peg’s wandering spirit didn’t allow them to stay in one place for too long. Their journey took them to Silver City, New Mexico, Mimbres, New Mexico, Las Palomas, New Mexico, before returning to Callaway for the summer months and spending their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Ron loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, and harvesting on his brothers-in-law’s farm.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Peggy Tangeman of Callaway, Nebraska; children, Beth Marie (Carl) Pradelli of Boca Raton, Florida, Daniel Joseph Tangeman of Mexico, and Amy Jo (Mark) Scheer of London, England; sisters, Marilyn (Lowell) Thomas of Englewood, Colorado, and Agnes Haacke of Ralston, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Ted) Willis of Nebraska, Nancy (Don) Brass of Kearney, Nebraska, Sherri (Jerry) Pandorf of Callaway, Nebraska, Ginger (Derron) Meyer of Chadron, Nebraska and Kay Land of Broken Bow, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Dennis (Sue) Land of Callaway, Nebraska; grandchildren, Joseph Geller of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jacob Sydney Geller of Boca Raton, Florida, Avery Jack Boswell of London, England, and Trey Noble Tangeman of Holly Springs, North Carolina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Michael Tangeman; sister, Geraldine Koziol; brothers, Marvin, Arthur, and Lawrence Tangeman, his in-laws, Bud and Shirley Land, and brother-in-law, Steve Land.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway, Nebraska.
Private Graveside services with full military honors will be held at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.
Peggy requests casual attire.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the Callaway District Hospital and Clinic where they lovingly cared for Ron.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway, Nebraska is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting our website at: www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com