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Ronald E. "Ron" Post

January 12, 1936 — February 18, 2017

WICHITA - Ronald E. "Ron" Post, age 81, passed away February 18, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.  He was born January 12, 1936, the son of  H.C. "Cecil" Post, II and Emily (Morgan) Post in Neodesha, Kansas, on the second floor of his parent's house.  In 1942, the family moved to Marion, where Ron attended school. While in high school, Ron was the quarterback on the football team, and also excelled at basketball, track and baseball. He earned letters in all 4 sports. He attended Emporia State University where he played football.  On March 22, 1958, he married Anita J. Kline, and he was proud to say that his wedding ring hadn't been off of his finger since that day. As a young married couple, Ron and Anita lived in Marion while Ron went to work at Paramount Products in Peabody, Ks. This job in the manufacturing business turned into a lifelong career.  In 1965, he moved his family to Wichita when he landed a job at Southwest Manufacturing.  He worked his way up the ladder and was soon the president of the company and part owner.  In 1989, he and Anita started their own manufacturing business, Post Enterprises, where Ron remained until his death.  At 81 years of age, he was still healthy enough and strong enough to go to work every day supporting his customers.  He enjoyed traveling around the country and the world, visiting all 50 states. Ron and Anita celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking the family on their first cruise. It was a time we will all treasure. He loved his family very much but wasn't a man to express his emotions prompting much teasing from his grandchildren, always trying to get him to say "I love you," they would laugh when all he would say is "you too". He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother H.C. "Harry" Post, III.  Ron is survived by his wife Anita, of nearly 59 years, and three daughters: Kelly Wells of Plano, Texas; Kerri Trower and husband Russel of Wichita, Kansas; and Krista Post and husband James of The Colony, Texas; a brother, Blair Post of Grapevine, Texas; six grandchildren: Courtney Schweizer and husband Jerdan of Plains, Kansas; Kelsey Spangler of Hays, Kansas; Dani Martinez and husband Will of Fort Riley, Kansas; and Devon Post, Haley Post and Dylan Post all of The Colony, Texas; a great-grandson, Isaac and a great-granddaughter due this summer.  He is also survived by Anita's brothers and sisters, Jeanne and Maurice Ducommun, Carol and Ron Woerz, Jerry and Norma Kline, John and Karen Kline, Sandy and Martin Bina, and Beverly and Ron Cooper; and their families. He and his brothers-in-law were family for so long they are like brothers themselves.  

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Interment following funeral service

Valley United Methodist Church

300 Santa Fe, Marion, KS 66861

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