Ronald Roethler, 75, Charles City

Ronald Roethler, 75, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald Roethler will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Gary Mayer officiating.

Visitation will be at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will continue one hour before the funeral Mass at the church on Friday.

Ronald William Roethler was born May 9, 1944 in Elma, Iowa to Florian and Irene (Brown) Roethler. He attended school at St. Boniface in Ionia, Iowa until he was 14 years old and later earned his GED in April 1970. Ronald worked at Oliver/White Farm from 1962 to 1993, David Manufacture Coop from 1996 to 2001 and Winnebago Industries from 2003 until his retirement due to health problems in 2008.

Ronald was united in marriage to Shirley Drewelow, daughter of Francis and Beverly (Watts) Drewelow of New Hampton, on December 29, 1978 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. In June 1980, they were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City which is where they made their home.

Ronald was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Iowa Army National Guard (1964-1971).

Ronald’s many hobbies included: bowling, playing pool, woodworking, hunting (turtle, pheasant and deer), gardening, fishing and playing cards with his family. He enjoyed spending as much time as possible with all of his family.

Living family members include his wife, Shirley; three children: Rhonda (Larry) Wehling, Roger Roethler and Robert (Karen) Roethler; seven grandchildren: Briann (Travis) Petersen, Kayla (Patrick) McCarty, Cortney (Dalton) Matt, Allison Wehling, Miranda Wehling, Taylor Wehling and Tristan Roethler; six great-grandchildren: Ashlynn Petersen, Gracie Petersen, Jacob Petersen, Harper McCarty, Ethan Matt and Ava Matt; brother, Rich (Mary Lou) Roethler; sister, Fluoriene Necas; sister-in-law, Mary Roethler; two brothers-in-law: Dave (Linda) Drewelow and Vern Drewelow; three sisters-in-law: Karen (Rod) Kane, Rita (Darwin) Fisher and Barb (Andrew) Kottke; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christian Roethler; three sisters: Ramona Gerhardt and infant twin sisters: Adeline Roethler and Angeline Roethler; three brothers: Russel Roethler, Arthur Roethler and Joseph Roethler; sister-in-law, Peggy Drewelow; three brothers-in-law: Duane Gerhardt, Bernard Necas and Dan Peine; and two nephews: Briann Necas and Jerry Roethler.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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