Ronald Dale Winegar, 84, passed away February 17, 2022 at his home in Richfield. He was born August 17, 1937 in Woods Cross, Utah to Eldon Dale and Lillian Ruth Kemp Winegar. He married Sonia Rae Hall on December 16, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Ron attended Davis High School in Bountiful and then joined the Navy. He served on the Lexington getting planes on and off the deck of the ship. He also played football as a lineman for the Navy team and as a catcher for the Navy baseball team.
After his discharge from the Navy, he went to Weber State and played football. While playing with Weber State the NFL scouted him to play pro football, but he blew out his knee.
Ron loved going to sporting events and watching his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. It didn’t matter the sport.
He and his beautiful wife served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Little Rock, Arkansas. They completely loved their time serving the people there.
Ron always wanted to keep busy doing something. Sonia would tease him “You’re becoming a jack-of-all-trades and master of none” and he would reply, “No, I’m a master of all.”
They built a miniature golf course in Monroe and ran it for many years. They also owned a gas station called Ron’s Service in Monroe that was turned into a fast food place called Sonies. It is now called Bully’s.
After retirement, they became snowbirds and would take their 5th wheel trailer down to Arizona, returning in the summer. They traveled all over. They thoroughly enjoyed their 67 years together. Before Ron passed away, Sonia was the last person he was looking at.
Survived by his wife; children: Ronnie Kim (Rebecca) Winegar, Nashville, TN; Tamie Gail (Michael) Nice, Sunburst, MT; Darin Scott (Teresa) Winegar, Clearfield; Gary Lew Dale (Kellie) Winegar, Tooele; Ryan Brandon (Kami) Winegar, Richfield; Bradley Mark (Vickie) Winegar, Monroe; 23 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; siblings: Joyce Watson, and Darlene Niebuhr, both of Bountiful.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet Lynn Swan; and infant brother, Eldy Winegar.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield, where friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery with military honors by the Sevier Valley American Legion Post #37 and Navy Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
NOTE: no public visitation the day of the service