Ronald Wayne DeMoss, 71, of Rensselaer, Indiana passed away Friday evening, February 12, 2021 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born in Rensselaer on February 12, 1950, son of the late William Ralph DeMoss and Letty Lea (Wilcox) DeMoss. He was a 1969 graduate of Rensselaer Central High School. On November 25, 1969, he married Betty Lou Bacewic at the First Christian Church in Rensselaer.
Ron enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right out of high school. He served two tours in Germany and one tour in Turkey. The remainder of his service was in the States, retiring in New Mexico after 22 years of service. He was the superintendent of Weston Cemetery for 20 years, retiring in 2016. Ron was a member of the Executive Board and served as the Finance Officer of American Legion Post #29 in Rensselaer. He was a former member of the Eagles, Moose Lodge, and VFW. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church of Rensselaer.
Ron loved playing golf and was a former member of Curtis Creek Country Club. He was a big fan of IU sports. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty DeMoss of Rensselaer; two daughters, Shannon (Curt) Byroad of Monticello and Michelle (Matt) Gunter of Rensselaer; two sisters, Noreen (Gale) Kerns and Roxanne Barrett, both of Rensselaer; two brothers, Ryan (Linda) DeMoss of Rensselaer and Russell (Kelly) DeMoss of Medaryville; and nine grandchildren: Cody Chapman (Crystal Wall), Jordan (Hali) Chapman, Samuel Chapman (Candace Risner), Bailie Byroad, Hailie Byroad (Luis Roble), Aliah Gunter, Breanna Gunter, Madyson Cooper, and Matthew Gunter. He is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren, and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Rolanda DeMoss; and brother-in-law John Barrett, Sr.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. A private family funeral service with military honors will follow at 5 p.m. Pastor Randall Gann officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required. Private burial will be at Weston Cemetery on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #29 or to the family. Steinke Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.