Ronald Joe Ronnie Heitz, Jr.

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Ronald Joe "Ronnie" Heitz, Jr.

August 09, 1939 - March 01, 2019

Ronald Joe Ronnie Heitz, Jr. Ronald Joe "Ronnie" Heitz, Jr., age 79 of Norman, passed away March 1, 2019 at his home. He was born August 9, 1939 in Norman, OK, to Ronald Joe & Elizabeth Ellen (Welchert) Heitz. Ronnie married Rebecca Jean "Becky" Berry on November 9, 1960. He was a dairy farmer all of his life and was the owner and operator of Heitz Dairy. Heitz Dairy is still in business and his son, Rusty is running the business. Ronnie was still driving a tractor and baling hay until he became too ill to get on the tractor. He often told people that his grandson, Chris is the best hay baler other than him. His nieces and nephews loved to come help work at the dirty until they got old enough that they might have actually been help. His favorite thing to do was rake hay on his D17. In 1985, Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan presented the Ronnie Heitz Family the "Great American Family Award." The Heitz Family was the first Cleveland County Fair Farm Family. In 2012, Ronnie was named "Cleveland County Fair Patron." The Heitz Family had the last dairy in Cleveland County. Ronnie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Becky, of the home; daughter, Rhonda Hall & husband, Neal of Moore; 2 sons, Rusty Heitz, of Sterling, OK and Randy Heitz & wife, Amy, of Norman; 1 grandson, Chris Hall, of Moore; 3 sisters, Pat Elmore, Cheryl Davis & husband, Mitchell, and Melinda Heitz; 1 brother, Glen Heitz & wife, Charlene; 1 uncle, Jim Heitz; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Phillip Heitz. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.
Published on March 2, 2019
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Tuesday March 05, 2019

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Debbie Sheffield
Mar 05, 2019
Cheryl and Heitz family, I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
Cynde Hannebaum(Robertson)
Mar 05, 2019
Rhonda and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for comfort in the coming days as you grieve the loss of a great man.
Elizabeth Haase
Mar 04, 2019
To Ronald Heitz Jr Family- I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God brings you and your family comfort during this time and that he surrounds you with close friends and family. May God be with you.
Betty Hall
Mar 04, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with the family
Jean Lauderdale
Mar 03, 2019
Becky,
We are so sorry to hear that Ronnie passed away. I am thinking of you and pray for you and your family.
With sincere thoughts, Jean and Ken Lauderdale
Blaine Lind (lifespring physical therapy)
Mar 03, 2019
Prayers for your family during this hard time. I loved Ronnie as if he were my own family. I am really going to miss picking on him and torturing him with all my exercises. Love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Blaine Lind