Ronald Duane Schwartzkopf

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Ronald "Ron" Duane Schwartzkopf


Ronald (Ron) Duane Schwartzkopf, 78, of Strasburg, Colorado, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, surrounded by his family.  Ron was born to Alex and Francis Schwartzkopf on June 21, 1938 in Windsor Colorado.

Ron is survived by his wife Connie of 30 years, daughters by choice, Shannon (Gregg) Maxwell, Lee Ann (Jim Moore) McLean, Kerrie (Phil) Burns, Samantha (Dave) Mills, brothers Bill (Karen) Schwartzkopf, Jerry (Linda) Schwartzkopf, Larry (Bonnie) Schwartzkopf, grandchildren Ravyn and Taylor Burns, Nissa and Katelynn Maxwell, Brandon Schneider, Kory and Makayla Mills, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

Ron was preceded in death by his father Alex, mother Francis and brother Art.

When Ron was young he was an avid horseman, marksman, hunter, and cowboy, he truly loved that life and had many entertaining stories to tell from that time of his life.  When he was 23 years old he joined the Army and proudly served as an Army Medic for 3 years at Fort Campbell Kentucky and Korea, he was Honorably Discharged in 1964.  From there, he was employed by Caterpillar as a Systems Analyst in 1965 and after a successful career of 35 years, retired in June of 2000. 

Ron enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycles, of which he had many, he and his wife Connie traveled the entire United States on their Harley’s, often joined by his brothers and their wives. 

Ron became a father overnight and never once batted an eye, he was always there to help and support his family no matter what the problem might have been.  Ron was gentle, calm and wise, and always gained the respect and showed respect in return to all that crossed his path. 

The impact that he had on so many will never be forgotten, his love of freedom, his love of life, his love of family and friends has truly been an example of what a real hero looks like.  We love you today, tomorrow, forever, and will strive to make you proud.  This is not goodbye but see you later.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at “High Noon” (12pm), Saturday, January 7th, at Bullock Mortuary, 1375 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 80113, with Pastor Sam Lopez officiating.  A Military Burial will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Park.


Family and friends are encouraged to share stories and photographs of Ron here on his website (click appropriate tab on the left side of this page).

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  1. Connie, what you and your girls wrote covered all the bases. So many years with so many good times together. Ron was special and we will miss him so much. Our brother will join Art and his folks and someday we will all be together. We will miss him so much. Sending our love your way.

  2. Connie, It's been so long since we have seen each other but I will be there on Saturday. There are so many memories that we share. Please know how my heart breaks for you. Ron was special and I'm sure he made your life wonderful. See you on Saturday. Lana

  3. Connie, my heart goes out to you, his family and yours. Ronnie will be missed by all.

    Ronnie and I grew up together. We shared many years of enjoyable times. I loved him as extended family. He came to live with our family for awhile. We knew him to be a loving, caring person and valued the time he spent in our home.

    30 years together sharing what you both loved is truly a blessing.

    Ellie (Carson) Wiser

  4. I am so sad to hear of Ron's passing. He was like a brother to me, my brother Randall, and sister Ellie. He lived with us for a time a long time ago. He has another set of parents to see now on the other side… Loy and Bobbie Carson will be there with open arms!
    Connie, my prayers are with you. You were always so good for Ron. Your kind heart is great.

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