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Ronald Earl Thiessen

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Viewing at Allen Mortuary on Thurs. 6/13/2013 from 12:00-5:00p.m. » Funeral at Allen Mortuary on Fri. 6/14/2013 at 10:00 a.m. »

May 1961 ~ June 2013

Ron was born in Turlock, California in 1961 and lived there until 1980 when his family moved to Incline Village, NV.  Ron realized that fast cars, snow skiing and and traveling with family would bring much joy.  Ron never met a stranger and adventure lead him to many places in his life.  With the mutual interest with his parents for a love of classic cars, this drew him to own a variety of gorgeous classic cars, including his favorite a 63 Corvette, Split Window with fuel injection, which had been completely restored and was his pride and joy.  With the strong desire for travel, adventure and spending time with his parents, Gerald and Betty, they set out for many destinations in their various motorhomes, including, Glacier National Park, Alaska, Canada, a two month trip to the east coast visiting 30 states, entire west coast, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and the list goes on.  With his strong interest in recreational vehicles this provided a career he was born to be involved with, which included buying, selling, trading and assisting families with achieving the appropriate RV to suite their needs.  

Helping others was what Ron did!  You've heard the cliché "He would  give you the shirt off his back"....that describes Ron to a "T".  His love and affection for older people has been so very touching to many.  Needless to say, he has been adopted by many as their "son".....or "brother".  The sudden loss of Ron due to a tragic accident has brought together many that loved him, not just as a friend, but like a member of their family.   Our hearts are broken, but Ron knew Jesus and is in Heaven not wanting us to grieve but celebrate his very eventful and meaningful life. 

Ron is survived by his parents Gerald and Betty Thiessen of Sequim, WA; brother Gary and his wife Peggy Thiessen of Turlock, CA; sister Sherri Thiessen Clark of Yorba Linda, CA; nephews Steve Thiesen, his wife Sherry and their children Rebekah and Landon of Kuna, ID; Colby Clark, his wife Carrie-Anne and their children Gabe Vera and Nolan of Yorba Linda, CA; nieces Shellee Thiessen Sutton, her husband Eric and their children Auston, Jenna and Taylor of Turlock, CA; and CarriAnn Clark Gravitt, her husband Todd and their children Kylie, Kennedy and Taylor of Brea, CA.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary, 247 N Broadway in Turlock on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 12:00-5:00p.m. Funeral will also be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:00a.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.  The family would like to thank Mark and Linda LaChapell for all of their assistance during this difficult time.  Please share your memories at

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Kay & Mike Vournazos
09-Jun-2013 08:35 AM

Ron was much more than a friend, he was family. Our hearts are broken along with his family's over his leaving. We are thankful that God caused our lives meet to enjoy our time together. We pray that God will uphold and strengthen Ron's family.

Susan Rohrer Maser
10-Jun-2013 08:47 AM

Ron you were my Brother (Scott Rohrer's) Good Friend and I was always the pesty younger Sister, but you were very nice to me.
I was only a couple years younger than you and my brother and we all went to TCS together. I remember you always coming over to the Ranch to hang out with my brother. We all had a Great time. Sometimes there would be several kids over at a time.
After my Brother got married you would come over his house to visit even when you moved down south you would stop by.
I am really glad that my Brother had such a Good Friend.
I am so Happy that you stopped by to see him while you were here in Town before this Terrible accident.

Ron you will be missed so much.
Love Susan Rohrer Maser
God Bless you and your Family

Keith, Cathy, and Chelsea
10-Jun-2013 04:53 PM

Ron was a brother, a friend and a member of our family. Some of the best times we had were dealing with motor homes, buses and cars. He was truly loved by all who met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thiessen family. God bless you brother .

Tony and MaryAnn Boline
13-Jun-2013 03:05 PM

Miss Betty and Mr. Gerald,
We are so saddened to hear of Ron's passing from Ginny & Paul. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and know that Ron is in the loving presence of our Lord and Saviour. We rejoice in knowing that we will get the chance to meet him one day in Heaven. Please let your memories make you smile and your hearts to stay open.
Our deepest sympathies,
Tony and MaryAnn
Inverness, Florida

Alina Shaffer
14-Jun-2013 10:23 AM

Ron always lived his life to the fullest. He was always happy and excited to do new projects in life. He was always very good to people and very helpfull. He was always someone you could count on and trust. I will never forget his smile, it always made you want to smile back. I admire how much of a positive person he was, I cant say that i can recall him being anything but positive and a joy to be around him. We always had a very strong special friendship that I will treasure for the rest of my life. He was very unique and special to me. I loved him very much, since I first met him there was something special that kept us in touch always no matter our differences. There will always be a special part of him in my heart. Now I know I will have an Angel watching over me no matter what. We had a lot of good times and we always had fun no matter what we did or where we went. We were always smiling and laughing reguardless of what we did. We had a lot of good friends all of whom will miss him very much. I know I will miss him till I too become someone's angel. I know God will take good care of him, he deserves nothing less.

I was fortunate to meet him and his family and have them in my life. They are wonderfull people who anyone would be lucky to know. They are all in my prayers and thoughts.