Ronald  Kelderman

Ronald Ralph Kelderman


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Ronald Ralph Kelderman was 69 years old when he died in his home in Lexington, SC on December 15, 2022. 

Ron was born on March 1, 1953 in East Chicago, IN to William and Ella Mae Kelderman. He was the youngest of four brothers: Walt, Don, and Bob. He is survived by his brother Don, wife Deborah, daughters Kelly and Laura, six grandchildren and spunky dog Molly.

He was a GMGSN E3 gunners mate from 1971-1977 on the USS Leahy. After his time in the military, he worked as a diesel mechanic and diesel driver with certifications in toxic materials handling, welding and home inspection. His hobby was woodworking.

There will be a military funeral service at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC on February 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm. He will be placed in an alcove on the base, so please no flowers or keepsakes for the alcove. Your presence is a blessing enough.

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.


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Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States