SAVANNAH, Mo. - Ronald Earl Landess, 71, Savannah, died Friday, December 18, 2009, at North Kansas City Hospital.\r\nRonnie was born on November 16, 1938, in Brush, Colo., the son of Earl and Edna Landess. He moved to the Fillmore, Mo., area in early childhood.\r\nHe married Sondra J. Eden on August 28, 1960, in Savannah. She survives of the home.\r\nRonnie was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Tyler Aaron Landess.\r\nHe was a graduate of Fillmore C-1 High School, Fillmore, and a farmer.\r\nRonnie was a member of the Missouri Air National Guard, Fillmore C-1 School Board Member, an originating board member of PWSD #3 of Andrew County and Golden Triangle Energy of Craig, Mo., and a board member for several years with Andrew County NRCS.\r\nHe was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Moila Temple and Savannah Lodge #71.\r\nRonnie obtained his private pilot's license and owned a Cessna 182. He was a collector of Antique John Deere Tractors and a longtime participant of the Show-Me-Tractor Cruise. \r\nAdditional survivors: children, David Landess, Savannah, Timothy (Lisa) Landess, Fillmore, and Amber (Demetrius) Rios, Savannah; five grandchildren, Caleb Landess and Ashley (G.C.) Cox, both of St. Joseph, Rachel Landess, Fillmore, Spencer and Adam Rios, Savannah; and Ronnie's first great-grandchild will be born in January of 2010.\r\nService: 1 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment: Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.\r\nThe family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.\r\nOnline guests book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.\r\n

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