William Ronald Logan
October 20, 1932 – February 1, 2020
William R. "Ronnie" Logan 87 peacefully passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 surrounded by his family. Ronnie was born October 20, 1932 to Walter Logan and Eva Erma Sparks in Leavenworth, KS. He served in the United States Army and is a Korean War Veteran. He married Ruth E. Dunlap on October 27, 1956 she preceeded him in death on August 18, 2019. Ronnie was also preceeded in death by his parents, brothers Wilber and Leon, sister Jacqueline and son-in-law Ronald French.
Survivors include his children Kathy (Tim) Harber of Gardner, KS. Debbie Logan, Johnny (Mary) Logan, Robbie French, Billy Logan, Rhonda Logan and Julie (Chad) Alexander all of Leavenworth. 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Donna Ray of Leavenworth and Charlene (Jerry) Hall of Indiana.
Ronnie was skilled in masonry and drywall construction and owned and operated Logan Drywall for many years. He loved to work and continued to work small jobs up until a few years ago when his health started to decline. Ronnie was a High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in various callings. He loved getting together with his siblings and family breaking out the guitars for a jam session. Yes they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly-it's good to touch the green green grass of home. We will miss him here so much.
Visitation will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 1020 Limit Street in Leavenworth on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am with services starting at 11 am. Internment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 701 N. 94th Street Kansas City, KS 66112.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leavenworth Council on Aging Meals on Wheels or to the Alzheimer's Association in his name.
- Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Graveside Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
William Ronald Logan
Jerry L Dunlap
February 15, 2020
Seems like February is a sad month for our family. I did not know that Uncle Ronnie had passed away, until I was looking for mom's obituary after she passed away on February 9. 2020. Wanda and I send our love to all of our cousins back home. Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Ruth and children were so much of our lives' as we grew in Leavenworth. All though I have only been back home a couple of times, I had to go by and visit you all before I went back home to Virginia. Just wanted to let you all know that we love you.
Jerry L & Wanda B Dunlap
Remembering Ronnie & Ruth
February 9, 2020
A few of us may have wondered why I, a relative newcomer to the Leavenworth area, was asked to speak at the funeral of Ronnie Logan, a person for whom I had only been a ministering brother for slightly over a year. I, too, was puzzled by this because so many of you had known him for longer than I had, and I felt like an outsider at the funeral. Nevertheless, I enjoyed speaking.
Yesterday at the cemetery I walked amongst the other Logan, Ray, and Dunlap family plots and today further looked at Ronnie's obituary and that of his wife Ruth and their family history. Ronnie and my father-in-law, of whom I spoke briefly, were sixth cousins. They were both born in 1932 and died within two months of each other. It is possible that Ronnie's mother was the first missionary not only from Leavenworth, but from my wife's extended family. Ruth Dunlap and I come from a common ancestor much further back than six generations.
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Thanks for your faith.
February 9, 2020
I have known Ron for over 30 years. He was the most friendly, dependable and unselfish person. Whenever someone needed help, there was Ron with a big smile, the right tools, and some very capable hands. He was a man full of faith in God and love for all of God's children. I truly admire him and I know that he's continuing to serve God on the other side - still with that big smile.
February 8, 2020
Thoughts I shared at Ronnie's funeral
John Dyson - When I went to give him a priesthood blessing at Providence Hospital, his granddaughters told me how he was always eager to give them blessings when they needed help and they remembered his blessings. Now it was time for him to get a blessing, too.
Bishop Mayhugh - Ronnie was quiet and was very faithful. He was without guile. I never heard him complain about anything.
David McCall - Ronnie was a very good friend of mine. He seemed to always be happy and was a good example to me. At one time he was our Home Teacher. He always had a very good spiritual message to leave with my wife and me. I will miss him.
Randy Bradford - I don't think Ron ever knew what an impact he had on me when I was investigating the church way back in 1994. He was a wonderful human being and an outstanding example of faith and dedication to the gospel.
Cristina Adett Kennington - Brother Logan was a very nice person. He always had a smile. Very faithful in the Church. May the Lord bless his family with peace, love and comfort. Our prayers are with them.
Hank Koch - He was asked to supervise the members with the wood finishing (staining, finishing) of the addition of the chapel and cultural hall in 1981. He played the guitar as did Donna Ray, his sister. In 1982 the ward, under the direction of Brother John Searles, a CGSC student, put on a play, "My Turn on Earth. Ronnie played music for it and had Donna play with him. Ronnie sheetrocked my house in 1976. He was referred by his cousin, Violet Jones. He was 44 at that time. Ronnie was always kind and I never heard a negative comment from him. Ronnie always served very quietly. He was always there and very reliable. He always showed up when others didn't.
February 8, 2020
I served as a missionary in Ronnie’s congregation for 6 months.Ronnie followed the example of Jesus Christ and “went about doing good”. He even invited us to share Thanksgiving dinner with his family since we were far away from our own. He always had a smile and touched many lives. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy and condolences to his family.
February 7, 2020
As a little boy, I remember my dad (Jerry "Buddy" Dunlap) and Uncle Ronnie playing guitars and singing for hours. Until Aunt Ruthie and my mom (Roberta) would tell them we have to stop so the kids can get to bed. It usually took about 10 attempts to finally get me and my brother (Jerry Lee) to the car and home again. Have fun Pickin' and Grinnin' in Heaven you two. Love, Verlin Dunlap.
February 5, 2020
Ronnie was one of the kindest men I knew. I came to know him later in his life, but I never heard him raise his voice in anger, or miss an opportunity to put a hand out for someone who needed a hand. He was the kind of guy who gave rides to strangers, and smiled just when someone needed a smile. My heart goes out to the Logan family today and everyday. You were lucky to have a dad like Ronnie and I know he will always be there when you need him. That's just who he was.
February 4, 2020
Well Pa, I will miss you very much. You are finally back together with Ma and you both can live in love and eternity.