First Sergeant Ronald Noble Klump, has departed from this world on September 9, 2023. Born on February 26, 1938, in the vibrant city of Kansas City, MO., he lived a life that touched the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
A true patriot, Ronald served his country with honor and distinction as a First Sergeant in the Army. His military service was adorned with numerous prestigious accolades, including the Vietnam Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Marksmanship Badge with Rifle and Pistol Bars, Meritorious Service Medal, and a Purple Heart. Ronald's bravery in the face of adversity embodied the warrior spirit of a true hero.
Ronald's magnetic personality was as wide open and courageous as they come. With a commanding voice that echoed throughout any room, he was never afraid to speak his mind and share his thoughts with others. Quick-witted and always ready to lighten the mood with a joke or a witty remark, he had an unparalleled ability to make others smile.
Ronald was knowledgeable about current events and always sought to stay informed. Whether engaging in thoughtful conversations or contributing to his community, he left an indelible impact on those around him.
Ronald's generous spirit knew no bounds. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His selflessness and giving nature made him a pillar of support for those lucky enough to have him in their lives. No challenge was too great for Ronald when it came to helping others achieve their dreams.
It was within his role as a loving husband that Ronald truly shone. He shared an unbreakable bond with his beloved wife, Lee Jo Klump whom he married on December 31, 1973. They were inseparable companions who complemented each other perfectly. Ronald's unwavering devotion to Lee Jo was evident in every decision he made throughout their shared journey of life.
Ronald cherished his role as a father and grandfather above all else. His children include: Norman Dale Brown (deceased), Norma M. Brown and Wayne Wamsley , Melinda L. Klump, Richard K. and Sheila M. Brown, Kathy L. Klump-Rogers; grandchildren include: Marie Renee Wamsley (deceased), Kelly M. Wamsley, Kevin A. Wamsley, Kaylee M. Brett, Cassandra F. Brown, Alexandra H. Brown, and Reed Steven Rogers (deceased) —these are the names of the fortunate souls who could call Ronald their family. His presence in their lives left an imprint of love and guidance that will remain eternal.
Today we gather to celebrate the life of Ronald Noble Klump—known by many as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor. He leaves behind cherished memories that will forever echo through our hearts. As we bid him farewell on this earthly plane, let us take solace in knowing that his legacy will continue to inspire us to be selfless and to approach life fearlessly.
Ronald's absence leaves a void that cannot be filled. Yet may we find comfort in knowing that his spirit lives on through each life he touched. In our laughter and our tears, he remains a constant presence—a guiding light reminding us to live each day with passion and kindness.
In Ronald Noble Klump's memory, let us honor his remarkable life by emulating his spirit of generosity and courage. Though he is no longer physically among us, his legacy will forever be etched into the tapestry of our lives. Rest in peace, dear Ronald—a true gentleman who brought warmth and light into our world.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Association located at 3846 W 75th Street; Prairie Village KS 66208.