Ronald Paul Wentz

Born in Pittsburg, Kansas on September 21, 1937

Departed on April 8, 2018 and resided in Denver, Colorado

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Ronald Paul Wentz passed away April 8, 2018, in Lakewood, Colorado. He was born September 21, 1937, to Paul Albert and Josephine Emma Variot Wentz. Ronald is survived by his wife Mary Virginia "Ginger" Wentz, née Jordan; sister Joleeta Bishop, née Wentz; sister-in-law Kathleen Marie Hickam, née Jordan; children Gregory Dean Wentz (Christine), Sherri Kathleen Lukens, née Wentz, and Steven Kurt Wentz (Laura); granddaughter Merissa Kathleen Swallow, née Goodman, and grandson Steven Seth Goodman; great-granddaughters Kaylee Jade Swallow and Natalie Kai Goodman; step-grandsons David Ike Goodman (Wang Yan) and John Tut Goodman.  After brief service in the U. S. Army, he graduated from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, in 1961. Following his education Ron had a 33-year career as Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its predecessor agencies.  For over 51 years Ron made his home in Denver, Colorado, where he enjoyed volunteering at the Bear Valley COP Shop, woodworking, and taking advantage of the many outdoor mountain activities, especially "roughing it" in his Sunnybrook 5th wheel trailer during the 5-month summer season in Estes Park, Colorado.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron was my first supervisor with DEA in 1974.. We worked together as friends, and remained friends all these years.. I will always remember Ron, as someone that always put other people first and gave them most of the credit.. He was a kind and a sincere man, and a great pardner and side kick..

  2. David L. Jones Sr. :

    Ron and I go way back in our friendship. We attended Paseo High together from 1951 to 1955. and became very close friends. We ran around in my ’41 Pontiac, (that is, when it would run). Got into trouble a couple of times, nothing serious. After high school, we sort of drifted apart, basically because I got married., Ron was gracious enough to be in my wedding. We did keep in touch, especially when Ron started dating Ginger. I knew that this was for real, and I was right. Through the years we kept our friendship alive by visiting each other, whenever possible. I have to say that he was my best friend ever, and I’ll miss him always.

  3. Troy Miller :

    Ron was a kind and loving man. I have the good fortune of knowing Ron and Ginger and the kindness and wisdom of Ron was extraordinary. He set a fine example of a loving father and grandfather and my life has been enriched for having known him. He will be remembered fondly.

  4. Christopher Grisham :

    I was saddened to hear about the passing of Ron. My folks always told me a story about Ron meeting Elvis and helping Elvis purchase a gun in Denver.
    I am sure there were many more stories and escapades that Ron had.
    I always enjoyed visiting them.

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