Ronald Weidenfeller
Cremation Society of the Carolinas - Raleigh
2205 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC
Ronald L. Weidenfeller

February 21, 1947 - August 25, 2014


Ronald L. Weidenfeller, 67, of Apex, NC passed away on Monday August 25th. Ron was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Catholic Central High School and continued on to receive a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from Western Michigan University. Ron was a professor of Business at Grand Rapids Community College for 33 years.

Ron was married to Linda Smith Weidenfeller and they recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. He was an avid runner, cheered for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Detroit Tigers, and fastidiously cared for his lawn and garden. He loved spending time with his family and his most recent joy was being a proud "Papa" to his three grandsons.

He is survived by his wife Linda, son Ryan (wife Megan), daughter Dana Sanders (husband Adam), and grandsons Reed and Carter Weidenfeller, and Luke Sanders. Ron is preceded in death by his mother Leona, and father George Weidenfeller.

A visitation to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, August 30th, 11am to 1pm at the Cremation Society of the Carolinas ( - 2205 East Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC). An additional service will occur in Grand Rapids, MI at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Triangle Aphasia Project, a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals suffering from aphasia, a language disorder often caused by a stroke. Online donations can be made at or checks may be sent to TAP, Unlimited in honor of Ron Weidenfeller, 191 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27511.
Published by The News & Observer on Aug. 28, 2014.
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I was saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I knew him from GRCC, as well as from our correspondence on Einig family history. My condolences.
Nan Schichtel
September 11, 2014
I am saddened to hear this news. Ron and I were colleagues and friends at GRCC. Thinking of his family and friends.
Jill Woller-Sullivan
September 6, 2014
Dear Linda and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sandy
Sandy Kool
September 5, 2014
Ron's passing came as quite a shock to me. He was a fabulous professor and wonderful human being. I was proud to call him both my colleague and my friend and I will miss him dearly.
Paul Krieger
September 4, 2014
Dick and I are sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Dick remembers playing handball with him years ago. Ron was a helpful colleague during my years in the Business Department at CC.
Chris Foster
September 4, 2014
Dear Linda, I was shocked to hear of Ron's passing. He was my go to guy during our years at GRCC. I have many memories of good times at the lake, your wedding, and my retirement party you hosted. I look forward to seeing
you at the memorial. Jim
Jim Skidmore
September 3, 2014
I worked with Ron for five years in the Business department as the support person. He was always a caring and supportive person. WE had lunch just before he left for North Carolina and he was thrilled to be able to spend time with his family.
My thoughts are with Linda and the family.
Deb Stout
September 2, 2014

May Ron rest in peace. Thanks again for your call. I miss one of my longest lasting friends. I know Ron loved you very much. Let us know when the service will be in GR. We leave for CA on October 4th so I hope it works out before then. Paula and I send our condolences and prayers to Ron, you and your family. Take care. Lots of love is being sent your way.
Bob Sedrowski
September 2, 2014
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. What a great guy. Our thoughts and prayer's are with the entire Weidenfeller Family.
Brent Spitler
August 31, 2014
Dear Linda & Family,
So very saddened to hear of Ron's shock! May God comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Although we didn't see much of you in later years, I will always remember the times I spent with one of my "first" cousins as we grew up and traveled the road God planned for us. Love & Blessings...Sherry & Dick
Sherry Filer
August 29, 2014
Linda -
My prayers are with you and your family. I am so blessed that although brief I had the pleasure of meeting Ron. He was truly a sweet and genuine person. Your Friend..Tammy O.
Tammy Orebaugh
August 29, 2014
We were blessed by Ron's friendship. He always was such a genuine person who shared "snappy banter" and his laugh was intoxicating. Cathy and I are thinking of you and your family right now as we celebrate Ron's life and the people he touched in so many different ways. Such a "spirited" individual. Blessings from the Capogna family.
Henry Capogna
August 29, 2014
Linda, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. You are in our thoughts and prayers. let us know when the memorial will be here in GR. Love Jim and Terry Sporte
jim and terry sporte
August 28, 2014
Weidenfeller Family,
I know Ron served in the United States Navy. He retired the year before I was hired into the Business Department at GRCC. My other job is as The Chief in the United States Navy. When you do have a service in Grand Rapids for him at a later date, please request military honors for him. It would be my honor to present Linda and family with a U.S. Ensign.
Mary Gunderson
August 28, 2014
Dear Linda, Dana and family - we are so sad of the loss of your husband and father. He was so loved. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Art and Sydney McCauley
August 28, 2014
Linda and family....our thoughts and prayers are with all of you each day...hope to see you in GR when a Memorial Service is held here.
Don and Jane Smith
August 28, 2014
Sorry I can't be at the service in N.C. but plan on attending the one in Grand Rapids.
Dennis Hart
August 28, 2014
Dear Linda-sending prayers and strength for you and your family.Have strength for this year and always remember the highlight memories. Karin Wacker
August 28, 2014
Linda, I am so sad to hear about Ron. Please know you are in my thoughts - Pauline Baggarly
Pauline Baggarly
August 28, 2014
Linda, I am so sorry for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts. If you need anything please let me know.
Krista Chern
August 28, 2014
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