Ronald R. Winegar, our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away peacefully due to complications from a rare form of Parkinson’s disease on January 30, 2023, surrounded by his devoted family.
Ron grew up in many locations throughout the Salt Lake valley. He graduated from Olympus High School in 1958 and went on to serve a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Northern California area.
After returning home, Ron met his eternal companion, Sarah Ellen Anderson. They were sealed in the Logan Temple for time and all eternity on April 25, 1963. Together they had four children: Jennifer, Jodi, Reagan and Josh.
Throughout his life Ron was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved every calling he was privileged to hold. Ron served as Bishop of the Midvale 1st ward and often spoke of how honored he was to serve his neighbors. He especially loved working with the youth programs of The Church. Ron loved the Lord and was an example of a true disciple of Jesus Christ, always leading by example. Ron and Sarah were called as Church Service missionaries in the Central City Mission in Salt Lake City, UT from 2011-2012.
He was a resident of Midvale for 55 years and made many wonderful memories there with his family and friends. He said often, “If I had my way, my children, their spouses and my grandchildren would all live under one roof with me.” He loved to be surrounded by his family and his friends. He was always generous with his time and means in helping others and if you had a small engine that needed repair – he was your man. His favorite times were with his family at Lake Powell, where they spent countless vacations. He taught everyone how to waterski and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Powell.
Ron was diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson’s disease that quickly robbed him of the ability to physically carry on doing the things he loved. However, his quick wit and sense of humor were never diminished. He loved his life and fiercely loved his family and friends.
Ron is survived by his wife Sarah Ellen and his sister JaneAnn (Gary) Anthony. His children: Jennifer (William) Gahan, Jodi Winegar, Reagan (Kori) Winegar, and Josh (Heidi) Winegar. Also, sister in-law Susan (Ramon) Winegar, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, William Raymond Winegar and Marjorie June Hemmingsen Winegar, along with his brother Ramon A. Winegar.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Kathleen McKee and the Intermountain Neuroscience team for their loving care. Also, a very special thank you to Heidi Winegar, Ron’s daughter-in-law and expert caretaker, who provided him with an unsurpassed level of care and love. In addition, we are honored that Ron was able to donate tissue to the University of Utah to further Parkinson’s research.
There will be a viewing at Goff Mortuary located at 8090 S State Street on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 6, 2023, at 11:00am at the LDS chapel located at 308 West 7500 South..
There will be a viewing prior to the funeral at 10:00am on Monday.