Ronald "Ronny" “Ron” Simmerman

Apr 21, 2021
Simmerman, Ronald Crop


1:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday, April 26, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo



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Ronald "Ron" “Ronny” Simmerman, 57, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at home.

He was born July 3, 1963 in Waterloo, son of Gary G. and Marlene Neelans Simmerman. Ron graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1982.

He married Shelly Smith September 9, 1995.

Ron worked at Performance Carbide for 27 years as a CNC Machinist until retiring in 2016.

He enjoyed going to concerts. Ron was a big fan of the San Francisco 49'ers. He loved going on motorcycle rides with his best friend Rob, spending time with family especially his grandson, and spending time at the Jet Bar with friends.

Ron is survived by his wife, Shelly of Waterloo; daughter, Jessica (Matt Whiteman) Simmerman; grandson, Skyler Whiteman; brother, Ken (Kristi) Simmerman; two brothers-in-law, Kim Cordes, and Larry Smith; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Bill Smith; two sisters, Pam Cordes, and Tammy Gram (April 17, 2021); and one brother, John Meyers.

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  1. Rhonda n eric pillow | Apr 27, 2021
    condolences to the family,and deep sorrow for shelly my friend. Let me know if you need anything sweetie
  2. Billie Jo Pratt | Apr 26, 2021
    Sending our deepest condolences to Rons family, I use to work with Ron at Waterloo Happy Chef many years ago, was a great guy to work with !! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time!
  3. Connie Petersen | Apr 25, 2021

    I'm so sorry Jessica. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your dad was one of the best.There are no words. Love and hugs. Scott and Connie

  4. Bruce and Tina Torgerson | Apr 25, 2021
    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family, he was a really great guy and the best man at our wedding, lots of memories he will truly be missed. RIP Ronnie we love you. Bruce, Tina, Nicole, Dylan, Katie Torgerson
  5. Moose Howard | Apr 24, 2021
    Dear Jessica,     Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. We had some great times with your Dad....🙏��💙          Bob and Moose/ Wisconsin
  6. Ron and Tammy Hermsen | Apr 23, 2021

    We send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ron. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Hold tight to all your precious memories. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ron, Tammy, Ashley, and Andrew Hermsen


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