Ronald Edward Emmert, 62, of Brazil died at 3:27 p.m. on November 22, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Brazil to Leo and Edith (Brees) Emmert on April 4, 1943. After graduating from Brazil High School in 1962, Ron served his country in the Indiana Army National Guard.
On September 19, 1964, he married Janet Faye McGranahan; together they renovated, owned and leased several properties, including the complete restoration of the Lost Creek Hills Apartment Complex in Terre Haute. Ron also recently retired from the Putnamville Correctional Facility.
Ron was an accomplished musician and enjoyed singing on area country music radio stations and was an avid sportsman and NASCAR racing fan with an unforgettable sense of humor. He was also a member of the Brazil Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Leo Emmert.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughters, Yvonne Emmert of Brazil, Ronda Emmert of Indianapolis and Jana Hall, with son-in-law Greg, of North Bend, Nebraska; his son, John Byrer, of Seelyville; grandchildren, Paiton Pell (of Brazil), Stuart, Audrae, Moira and Caroline Flott (of Indianapolis), and Melanie, Cecilia, Clarissa, Alex, Emily and Andrew Hall (of North Bend, Nebraska); his sister, Janis Webster, and her husband, Jerry, of West Terre Haute; several nieces and nephews; and his toy poodle, Yo-Yo.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2005, with Pastor Howard Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the chapel on Saturday the 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday the 27th from noon to 2 p.m.