Ronnie Ehlers


Ronnie Ehlers, 64, of White Lake, SD, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. There will be no funeral service per Ronnie’s request. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ronnie Ehlers was born on July 5, 1957, in Mitchell, SD to Donald and Joyce (Campbell) Ehlers. He grew up on the family farm and attended White Lake School. Ronnie moved into White Lake in 1983 and brought his love of land and plants with him. Ronnie took great pride in his fruit trees, gardens, and manicured lawns.

Ronnie found joy and peace living in White Lake no matter what the season. He loved planting his gardens in the spring, mowing lawns in the summer, reaping his harvest in the fall, and hearing his friends call out his CB handle “Sure Shot” as they chased down coyotes in the winter. He also loved to see pheasant hunting season come around each fall. He built a strong pheasant cleaning business, and looked forward to reconnecting with old friends each year.

Ronnie spent his life dedicated to 4-H. He enjoyed helping the club members prepare their Achievement Day entries. He helped with everything from chickens to cattle. Ronnie was quick to share his time, knowledge, and passions with everyone.

Ronnie is survived by his siblings, Fay DeBoer of Letcher, Wanda (Wayne) Hohn of Mitchell, Russ Ehlers of White Lake, Bonny (Terry) Warnke of White Lake, John (Kim) Ehlers of White Lake, Suzie Letcher of White Lake, David (Denise) Ehlers of Newcastle, Wyoming; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Gary) Chance of Letcher; and special friends, the Chapman family Audrey, Laban, and Trinity.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary, Wayne, Donnie, and Jim; nephew, Wes Hohn; nieces, Stacy Ehlers and Amy DeBoer; and brothers-in-law, Bob Letcher and LeRoy Sperlich.

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