Ronald Reginald Lehrschall

11/24/1950 — 01/17/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Wilmington, North Carolina

Ronald Reginald Lehrschall

I was born on November 24, 1950, to Evelyn and Robert Lehrschall in Wilmington, North Carolina. There I grew up as the third of four children, with my sisters Gloria, Barbara, and my brother, Robert. I loved sports and especially making the basketball team at Hoggard High school where I graduated in 1969. I was a dutiful son who worked many hours along side my Dad laying bricks, wiring electricity, and doing whatever was needed.

After serving a two year mission in the Pittsburg Pennsylvania Mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I met the love of my life, Lynn, and we were sealed in the Salt Lake City temple in August 1973. In the spring of 1976 we packed our belongings and with our one year old son Wade, headed west to Richland, Washington.

In Richland I was blessed with two more children Keith and David, and I found work at Hanford. What began back in those early years has spanned 29 years with five different companies. I have reaped the benefits of challenging experiences and many great mentors and co-workers

In my 55 years I have had so many great memories! I remember days spent at the ocean and fish fries on the beach. There were home improvements that made both Lynn and me very proud of our accomplishments. I have enjoyed air shows, playing golf, lobster dinners, my endearing nickname, “Reg”; and watching sports, especially basketball. Go Tarheels! Through basketball I have coached my sons, been their biggest fan, and even been their team member in backyard games with friends and family.

Over the years, I have had the privilege to serve my church and to be a husband, father, and grandfather. The greatest passion in my life is my family. I am survived by my loving wife Lynn; three wonderful sons, Wade, Keith and David; sisters Gloria and Barbara; brother, Robert; my mother Evelyn; parents in-law Wade and Merilyn; daughters in-law Kathy, Melissa and Lani; grandson, Trysten; and numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ron completed this journey of mortality on January 17, 2006, at his home surrounded by those who loved him. Ron loves his Heavenly Father and has returned to His presence and to the welcoming arms of the Savior and his earthly father, Robert. A tribute to Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel located at 895 W. Gage Blvd., Richland, WA.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund, C/O Bishop Walker at 895 W. Gage Blvd., Richland, WA 99352 or Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, 99336.

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  • We will all miss Uncle Ronnie. Aunt Lynn we love you and you will remain in our prayers

    Brian Lehrschall
    November 4, 2014
    Raleigh, NC, US
  • I am so sorry for the loss and was shocked to hear.

    I enjoyed working at the PFP at Hanford for 9 years under the supervision of Ron.

    He was a wonderful man.

    I am sorry for the loss.

    I am honored to of known him and I still make his pineapple cheese balls and think of him each time I make them.

    God Bless you all and wish I could attend the service.

    Betty Volmer

    Betty Fraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Ron was a good person, his loss will be felt by many.

    Louis Rodgers
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • While Kate and I mourn Ron’s passing, we celebrate his life. He was a great example to all who knew him, and his love and devotion to the Savior was an inspiration to us all. I am grateful for the many hours that I was able to spend with Ron in early morning Bishopric, PEC, Welfare, and Ward Council meetings. I learned a lot from him about selfless service, and can only hope that I can one day be half the servant that he was. I am also grateful to Ron and Lynn for being special friends to my mother when they moved into her ward a few years back. Ron was her teacher in the Gospel Essentials class, and she still speaks with fond memories of those days.

    To Lynn, Wade, Keith, David, and all who knew and loved Ron, our hearts go out to you at this time. But also remember the promise that we have to one day be reunited with those who were so dear to us on this earth. Thank you for sharing Ron with us. May God bless you all.

    Mike Nordsten

    Mike Nordsten
    November 4, 2014
    Moses, Lake, WA, US
  • From the first day he stepped on the basketball court as my coach, I knew there was something special about Reg. He was a great friend to Dawn and I. The Lehrschall’s will forever be a 2nd family to us. Reg has given us and our children many memories. He had a deadly 3-point shot that won many a back yard pick up game. He also followed it up with some healthy trash talking to those who doubted his “skills”. We will always remember the fun times and his example to us. Our prayers are with you all. Love, Jamie, Dawn and kids

    Jamie & Dawn Lacher
    November 4, 2014
    Liberty, Lake, WA, US
  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all members of the Lehrschall family.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah Jane Barnhill

    Sarah Jane Barnhill
    November 4, 2014
    Cary, NC, US
  • I had the pleasure of working with Ron through several Hanford contractors and although I didn’t know him well, I had the opportunity to serve with him on several issue resolution teams over the years.

    To Ron there wasn’t a problem that couldn’t be solved, his professionalism and sense of fair play has left a void for sure but most of all I’ll miss his laughter..

    With Sympathy,

    Judy Vaughn

    Judy Vaughn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Lynn,Wade,Kieth and David;

    We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. You and your families are in our constant prayers and thoughts.

    Ron and I had some wonderful times together watching our boys play sports together and grow to be good decent young men. I will always cherish the times Ron and I were able to spend at scout camp with the boys, I know we got a bigger kick out of it than they did. He and I had this unofficial contest each morning to see who could get up and to the shower house first.May God bless you and your family. The Dezembers

    Tom and Suzanne Dezemvber
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • we are from Wilmington originally and was a counselor in the Bishopric when you and Ron were married. I was your family’s hometeacher and remember you and your sister Kathy and your mother Marilyn. I rememer all of Ron’s family very well. My wife was also from Richland and I saw you and Ron on one of our trips many years ago. My sympathies and sorrows go out to you as we experienced the same situation with my nephew only last year. Ron’s family, esecially Barbsra would know Rommyn Skipper, my brothers son. May the Lord bring peace and solace to your life,

    Regards,

    Thelton and Kathy Skipper

    Thelton & Kathy Skipper
    November 4, 2014
    Cheyenne, WY, US
  • I remember working with Bro. Ron at the PUREX Plant, serving with him in the Young Men’s program and meeting him on many occasions. We have always admired him as a humble man and loved him. May the Lord’s blessings be with all of his family at this time.

    Rex and Judy Bendixsen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Ron will be remembered as a very loveable and fun person. He was always willing to help others and to be of good cheer. What a pleasure to know him. A very hard worker and one that could be trusted and was always at his best. Our prayers and love to his wonderful family.

    Robert & Jill Lichfield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear family, I remember Ronnie as a little boy when we were in Wilmington building the Chapel there. My prayers are with all his family. Maxine Milligan

    Maxine Milligan
    November 4, 2014
    Baytown, TX, US
  • Lynn, Wade, Keith, and David –

    I regret having to miss the tribute to Ron’s life and the opportunity to meet you and your family. I’m sure there was an outpouring of love from Ron’s family, coworkers, and friends. I had the privilege of working with Ron at Hanford in the early 1990s when we worked in the same group safety analysis for Westinghouse. I was new to the group and Ron was a great mentor. He was always so patient in explaining the information I needed to learn. I remember admiring the picture he had on his desk of you, Wade, Keith, and David. I remember that picture because I always wondered if I would have all sons, which we do two and be able to enjoy sports like he did. Ron would talk about how much fun it was to play basketball with you guys and his eyes lit up when he talked about his family. Ron exhibited the utmost honesty and integrity, and I consider him one of the finest Hanford professionals. He was a valuable asset to Hanford over the years and will be missed very much. I am honored to have known and worked with Ron.

    Jennifer Stewart

    Safety Analysis and Nuclear Engineering

    Fluor Government Group

    Jennifer Stewart
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Lehrschall family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. I am lucky to have known and spent time with such a great person and his family. Take care.

    Lyndsay

    Lyndsay Wagoner
    November 4, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ, US
  • The only consolation must be the life he led, the love he shared, the kindness he spread, the joy he brought into the lives of others, and the certain knowledge that you will see him again. Praying for your comfort at this difficult time.

    Elizabeth Barnhill
    November 4, 2014
    Cary, NC, US
  • Uncle Ronnie was a great person, as well as a great Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Lynn, Wade, Keith and David at this time of loss.

    Christine Lehrschall Bunton
    November 4, 2014
    Greensboro, NC, US
  • Lynn, Keith, Wade, David,

    You are so much in our thoughts and we want you to know we are thinking of all of you. Bob and I didn’t come to Ron’s memorial as we didn’t think we could get through it. He was the best manager we have ever worked at PFP for in the 25 yrs. we’ve been at Hanford. We thought very highly of Ron. We will miss him so much. He will always be with you watching over all of you as you meant so much to him. Take Care our Prayers are with you all,

    Bob, Nancy, Nathaniel and Natalie Foreman

    God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be so he closed His arms around you and whispered. “Come to Me”.

    You didn’t deserve what you went through and so He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

    Bob and Nancy Foreman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Uncle Ronnie will truly be missed. My love and prayers are with you all.

    Melissa Comer
    November 4, 2014
    Surf, City, NC, US
  • We will all miss Uncle Ronnie. Aunt Lynn we love you and you will remain in our prayers

    Brian Lehrschall
    November 4, 2014
    Raleigh, NC, US
  • I am so sorry for the loss and was shocked to hear.

    I enjoyed working at the PFP at Hanford for 9 years under the supervision of Ron.

    He was a wonderful man.

    I am sorry for the loss.

    I am honored to of known him and I still make his pineapple cheese balls and think of him each time I make them.

    God Bless you all and wish I could attend the service.

    Betty Volmer

    Betty Fraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Ron was a good person, his loss will be felt by many.

    Louis Rodgers
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • While Kate and I mourn Ron’s passing, we celebrate his life. He was a great example to all who knew him, and his love and devotion to the Savior was an inspiration to us all. I am grateful for the many hours that I was able to spend with Ron in early morning Bishopric, PEC, Welfare, and Ward Council meetings. I learned a lot from him about selfless service, and can only hope that I can one day be half the servant that he was. I am also grateful to Ron and Lynn for being special friends to my mother when they moved into her ward a few years back. Ron was her teacher in the Gospel Essentials class, and she still speaks with fond memories of those days.

    To Lynn, Wade, Keith, David, and all who knew and loved Ron, our hearts go out to you at this time. But also remember the promise that we have to one day be reunited with those who were so dear to us on this earth. Thank you for sharing Ron with us. May God bless you all.

    Mike Nordsten

    Mike Nordsten
    November 4, 2014
    Moses, Lake, WA, US
  • From the first day he stepped on the basketball court as my coach, I knew there was something special about Reg. He was a great friend to Dawn and I. The Lehrschall’s will forever be a 2nd family to us. Reg has given us and our children many memories. He had a deadly 3-point shot that won many a back yard pick up game. He also followed it up with some healthy trash talking to those who doubted his “skills”. We will always remember the fun times and his example to us. Our prayers are with you all. Love, Jamie, Dawn and kids

    Jamie & Dawn Lacher
    November 4, 2014
    Liberty, Lake, WA, US
  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all members of the Lehrschall family.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah Jane Barnhill

    Sarah Jane Barnhill
    November 4, 2014
    Cary, NC, US
  • I had the pleasure of working with Ron through several Hanford contractors and although I didn’t know him well, I had the opportunity to serve with him on several issue resolution teams over the years.

    To Ron there wasn’t a problem that couldn’t be solved, his professionalism and sense of fair play has left a void for sure but most of all I’ll miss his laughter..

    With Sympathy,

    Judy Vaughn

    Judy Vaughn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Lynn,Wade,Kieth and David;

    We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. You and your families are in our constant prayers and thoughts.

    Ron and I had some wonderful times together watching our boys play sports together and grow to be good decent young men. I will always cherish the times Ron and I were able to spend at scout camp with the boys, I know we got a bigger kick out of it than they did. He and I had this unofficial contest each morning to see who could get up and to the shower house first.May God bless you and your family. The Dezembers

    Tom and Suzanne Dezemvber
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • we are from Wilmington originally and was a counselor in the Bishopric when you and Ron were married. I was your family’s hometeacher and remember you and your sister Kathy and your mother Marilyn. I rememer all of Ron’s family very well. My wife was also from Richland and I saw you and Ron on one of our trips many years ago. My sympathies and sorrows go out to you as we experienced the same situation with my nephew only last year. Ron’s family, esecially Barbsra would know Rommyn Skipper, my brothers son. May the Lord bring peace and solace to your life,

    Regards,

    Thelton and Kathy Skipper

    Thelton & Kathy Skipper
    November 4, 2014
    Cheyenne, WY, US
  • I remember working with Bro. Ron at the PUREX Plant, serving with him in the Young Men’s program and meeting him on many occasions. We have always admired him as a humble man and loved him. May the Lord’s blessings be with all of his family at this time.

    Rex and Judy Bendixsen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Ron will be remembered as a very loveable and fun person. He was always willing to help others and to be of good cheer. What a pleasure to know him. A very hard worker and one that could be trusted and was always at his best. Our prayers and love to his wonderful family.

    Robert & Jill Lichfield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear family, I remember Ronnie as a little boy when we were in Wilmington building the Chapel there. My prayers are with all his family. Maxine Milligan

    Maxine Milligan
    November 4, 2014
    Baytown, TX, US
  • Lynn, Wade, Keith, and David –

    I regret having to miss the tribute to Ron’s life and the opportunity to meet you and your family. I’m sure there was an outpouring of love from Ron’s family, coworkers, and friends. I had the privilege of working with Ron at Hanford in the early 1990s when we worked in the same group safety analysis for Westinghouse. I was new to the group and Ron was a great mentor. He was always so patient in explaining the information I needed to learn. I remember admiring the picture he had on his desk of you, Wade, Keith, and David. I remember that picture because I always wondered if I would have all sons, which we do two and be able to enjoy sports like he did. Ron would talk about how much fun it was to play basketball with you guys and his eyes lit up when he talked about his family. Ron exhibited the utmost honesty and integrity, and I consider him one of the finest Hanford professionals. He was a valuable asset to Hanford over the years and will be missed very much. I am honored to have known and worked with Ron.

    Jennifer Stewart

    Safety Analysis and Nuclear Engineering

    Fluor Government Group

    Jennifer Stewart
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Lehrschall family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. I am lucky to have known and spent time with such a great person and his family. Take care.

    Lyndsay

    Lyndsay Wagoner
    November 4, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ, US
  • The only consolation must be the life he led, the love he shared, the kindness he spread, the joy he brought into the lives of others, and the certain knowledge that you will see him again. Praying for your comfort at this difficult time.

    Elizabeth Barnhill
    November 4, 2014
    Cary, NC, US
  • Uncle Ronnie was a great person, as well as a great Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Lynn, Wade, Keith and David at this time of loss.

    Christine Lehrschall Bunton
    November 4, 2014
    Greensboro, NC, US
  • Lynn, Keith, Wade, David,

    You are so much in our thoughts and we want you to know we are thinking of all of you. Bob and I didn’t come to Ron’s memorial as we didn’t think we could get through it. He was the best manager we have ever worked at PFP for in the 25 yrs. we’ve been at Hanford. We thought very highly of Ron. We will miss him so much. He will always be with you watching over all of you as you meant so much to him. Take Care our Prayers are with you all,

    Bob, Nancy, Nathaniel and Natalie Foreman

    God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be so he closed His arms around you and whispered. “Come to Me”.

    You didn’t deserve what you went through and so He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

    Bob and Nancy Foreman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Uncle Ronnie will truly be missed. My love and prayers are with you all.

    Melissa Comer
    November 4, 2014
    Surf, City, NC, US
  • Lynn,

    I just wanted to say that I will be keeping you in my prayers this weekend. I didn’t know your husband but if he was anything like you he was an amazing person.

    Sincerely

    Laura

    Laura BattlesBriggs
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Lehrschall Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of your father cheering at Hanford basketball games, and enjoyed seeing him at NNU vs CWU games.

    Sincerely,

    Ana Tuiaea-Ruud

    Ana Tuiaea-Ruud
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, US
  • To the Lehrschalls,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    God Bless You.

    Julie

    Julie Vanni
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • My condolences to you, Lynn, and the 3 sons that I came to love and admire so much. I had the opportunity to be the Home Teacher to the Lerschall family for several years, in 2 different wards. My eldest children grew up with the boys. We were more than friends. Reg loved the phone messages we would leave him, as Sebastian.

    Ron would always seek a positive solution to a problem. That was a sign of greatness. He was a humble man, good husband and father, and a valiant Priesthood Holder.

    My love to you all, Lynn, Wade, Keith, David, and the other son, Jamie. These memories will resonate with me always.

    Warren Caudle
    November 4, 2014
    San, Angelo, TX, US
  • Some of my fondest memories from growing up are of playing basketball in the backyard at the Lehrschall home with “Reg” burying game-winning 3’s over David prompting Keith to kick the hoop. It was obvious that there was nowhere he would rather be than playing hoops with his sons. He will be missed.

    Andrew Coleman

    Andrew Coleman
    November 4, 2014
    Beaverton, OR, US
  • Our love and prayers go out to Lynn and all the family. Our faith in our Savior and knowledge of a life to come assures us of Ron’s new mission and that we will see him again.

    Mike & Merian Milligan

    Michael Milligan
    November 4, 2014
    Baytown, TX, US
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