Ronnie Dyer


Memorial services for 78-year old Ronnie L Dyer of Crawford, NE, are Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:00 at the Crawford Community Building in Crawford.

Burial will be at the Crawford City Cemetery in Crawford.

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department or Crawford Methodist Church and donations may be sent in care of  Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Ronnie Laverne Dyer, husband to late wife Carolyn Lee Dyer of Lusk, was born on Oct 23, 1944, in Chadron, NE, to Weldon and Aline (Hamaker) Dyer and passed away on Feb 25, 2023 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Ronnie attended Belmont Elementary School from kindergarten through the 8th grade, then moved on to attend Crawford High School, where he graduated in 1962. 

Ronnie worked for various ranchers and at other odd jobs until being drafted into the Army. He received his draft notice Oct 18, 1966, and was stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas for basic training. 

Ronnie was stationed on bases in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts serving in the payroll department. While in the service, he earned a shooting award and was awarded top student. 

Ronnie was honorably discharged Oct 19, 1968, and began his college career in the Black Hills of South Dakota studying business before transferring to Chadron State College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. 

Wherever Ronnie was, whether it be in college or in the service, Crawford was always home. Ronnie married Carolyn L Robinson on March 19, 1970, and they were blessed with two children: Torie and Lex.

In Dec of 1973, they moved to a ranch off Sawlog Road south of Crawford where Ronnie had always dreamed of living. 

Ronnie’s entire teaching career of 37 years was spent at Crawford High School teaching Business. After retiring, he returned to being a full-time rancher. 

Ronnie was actively involved in the community, especially as a member of the Crawford Rural Fire Board – serving as its president for almost 40 years. 

During that time, he and others worked tirelessly to bring about the construction of a desperately-needed new fire hall. Ronnie received great satisfaction in the successful completion of the much-needed project. 

Ronnie was a member of the United Methodist Church, and served as treasurer for many years. 

He enjoyed participating in saddle bronc riding and calf roping when he was younger. His other passions were spending time fishing and hunting every fall with family and friends, his love for reading, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Ronnie was preceded in death by an infant brother, parents Weldon and Aline, and his wife Carolyn. 

He is survived by his sister Janice (Emmett) Hale of Crawford; daughter Torie and children Jessica, Tristin, Liam; and son Lex (Katie) Dyer and children Braeden, Bailey, Liam, Eva of Casper, Wy.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Ronnie Dyer.

5 thoughts on “Ronnie Dyer”

  1. Mr Dyer was one of my favorite teachers. He taught me to type and got me prepared me for the scholastic contest in accounting. He was a fun teacher. He will be missed. God bless his family.

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