Major Ronald â€œRonnieâ€ M. Wuergler, 67, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home. He is a son of the late Lewis Clay Wuergler and the late Clara Mattie Robertson Wuergler. Ronnie graduated from Moneta High School and pursued a career in law enforcement working for 31 years with the Department of Corrections, Bedford County Sheriffâ€™s Department, and ending his career as a Major with the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Rebecca â€œBeckyâ€ Eubank Wuergler; three children, a daughter, Kristi Wuergler Krantz and her husband, Todd, of Huddleston, a son, Rodney Nelson Wuergler and his fiancÃ©e, Morgan Newcome, of Moneta, a stepdaughter, Michelle Harmony and her husband, Michael, of Forest; five grandchildren, Lauren Harmony of Forest, Skylar Bergeron of Moneta, Ashley Harmony of Forest, Austin Wuergler of Moneta and Dakota Krantz of Huddleston; and his precious little dog, Pepper. Ronnie was a loving father and husband. He cherished time spent with his family, his many friends and coworkers. A celebration of Ronaldâ€™s life will be conducted Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilkerson officiating. Law Enforcement Honors will be given by members of the Bedford County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Big Otter Mill Foundation, P.O. Box 294, Bedford, VA 24523 or Bedford Humane Society, P.O. Box 1293, Bedford, VA 24523. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family, 540-586-3443.