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Ronald E. Post, 81, died Feb. 18, 2017, in Wichita.
He was born to H.C. “Cecil” Post II and Emily (Morgan) Post in Neodesha, Kansas, on the second floor of his parents’ house.
In 1942, the family moved to Marion, where Ron attended school. While in school, Ron was quarterback in football, and was a four-sport letter winner.
He attended Emporia State University, where he played football.
In March of 1958, he married Anita J. Kline, and was proud to say his wedding ring hadn’t been off of his finger since that day.
Ron and Anita lived in Marion while Ron worked at Paramount Products in Peabody. This manufacturing job became a lifelong career.
In 1965, his family moved to Wichita when he landed a job at Southwest Manufacturing. He worked his way up the ladder to become president and part owner.
In 1989, he and Anita started their own manufacturing business, Post Enterprises, where Ron remained until his death. At 81, he was still healthy and strong enough to go to work every day supporting his customers.
He enjoyed traveling around the world and visiting all 50 states. Ron and Anita celebrated their 50th anniversary by taking their family on their first cruise.
Ron is survived by wife Anita; daughters Kelly Wells of Plano, Texas, Kerri Trower and husband, Russel, of Wichita, and Krista Post and husband, James, of The Colony, Texas; grandchildren, Courtney Schwelzer and husband, Jerdan, of Plains, Kansas, Kelsey Spangler of Hays, Kansas, Dani Martinez and husband, Will, of Fort Riley, Kansas, and Devon, Haley, and Dylan Post of The Colony, Texas; great-grandson Isaac; a great-granddaughter due this summer; brother Blair Post of Grapevine, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-laws, 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 numerous nieces and nephews.
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,” and laughing when all he would say is “you too.”
He was predeceased by his parents and brother H.C. Post III.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Valley United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Marion Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Kansas Humane Society or Valley United Methodist Church.