Ronnie A. Schawang, 80, of Rulo, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Lincoln. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934 at Falls City to the late William and Mary (Nitzsche) Schawang.

He was raised on a farm northeast of Falls City and graduated from FC Sacred Heart High School in 1952. Following graduation, Ronnie farmed with his father. He married Nancy Hersh on Feb. 1, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo. When married, the couple established their home on a farm northeast of Falls City. He farmed and raised livestock his entire life and was also a substitute school bus driver.

Ronnie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was the Rural Volunteer Fire Department from 1966 until 2000.

He’s survived by his wife, Nancy Schawang, of Rulo; daughters, Jackie (Terry) Way and Martha (Todd) Chapple, both of Rulo; brothers, Willie Schawang, of Falls City, and David (Jan) Schawang, of Hastings; grandchildren, Tessa and Tyler Way, and Sydney and Courtney Chapple.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Wayne Schawang.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo, with Fr. David Oldham as presiding priest. Inurnment will be at Arago Cemetery at a later date. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. The family will greet friends following the rosary.

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