Ronald Emmett, 72, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home under hospice care in Mitchell. A private, family graveside service will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Ronald Walton Emmett was born on May 1, 1948 to Walton and Mildred (Songer) Emmett in Jefferson, IA. He attended elementary school through 3rd grade in Iowa, and in 1957 they moved to Artesian, SD. Ron graduated high school in Artesian. He was also a member of 4-H.
After high school, Ronald spent 6 years in the Guards. He farmed and raised horses, and owned a gas station for 18 years. In 1996 Ron and his wife, Mona, moved to Mitchell where he was employed at Boyd’s Gunstocks, Rews TV and Appliance, TSC, and Toshiba. Together, Ron and Mona established R&M Rentals, LLC in 2005.
Ronald was united in marriage to Mona Zobel on November 19, 1969. Their marriage gave them two sons and two daughters. In 2019 Ron and Mona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ron is survived by his wife, Mona of Mitchell; sons, Ronald (Jennifer) Emmett of Lincoln, NE and Jared (Pamela) Emmett of Parkston, SD; daughters, Lisa (Dustin) Kunkel of Mitchell and Michele (Matthew) Podhradsky of Mitchell; numerous grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Albert (Deb) Zobel.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Houston Kunkel.