Ronald Glen Kemmer passed away May 20th, 2019 at the age of 70, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana.  Ronnie was born on March 4th, 1949 to Alma (Pinky) Neft Kemmer and Donald (Ing) Kemmer in Bemidji, MN.  He was raised in Kelliher and graduated from Kelliher High School.  While in school he was a member of the band called the Downbeats with his lifelong buddies, Danny Nelson, Phillip Mostad and Gary Piersen.  Evidently it helped them get all the babes.   Ronnie continued playing guitar for the rest of his years.  He married Sharon (Kay) Beck in 1967 and they had three daughters.  They later divorced and he married Connie Hansen and had one son.    Ron drove truck for Kemmer Trucking for many years.  He moved to Williston, ND and worked for Flying J for several years and continued after he moved to Billings.  Ronnie  had a great love for his family and a special place in his heart for his many friends.  He enjoyed going home to Minnesota and his blessed trees.  Many great memories were made at the family farm and his cabin up in Waskish.  He would always be looking for morel mushrooms and diamond willow.  Ronnie enjoyed hunting and fishing almost as much as eating walleye.  The thing that we will all miss the most is his ability to tell a story and make you feel like you were right there with him.  Not to mention the humor that went along with it that either made you laugh until you cried or wet your pants.  One of his favorite sayings was, “you can’t lose your sense of humor”.   I’m guessing the neighbors weren’t thinking that when he shot out their picture window accidentally with his spud gun.   His smile said it all.  It was the gateway to his kind heart.  He cared very deeply for people. He will sadly be missed by his daughters  Ronda (Ray) Gilge of Kelliher, MN,  Collette (Buzz) Cole of Bemidji, MN, Becky (Joe) Kemmer of Nevis, MN and son Travis (Torrey) of Colstrip, MT.  Girlfriend Eileen Dennis of Billings, MT.  Siblings  Susie (Gary) Nyberg of Bemidji, MN,  Debbie (Jeff) Allison of Bemidji, MN,  Joe (Deb) Kemmer of Bemidji, MN,  Jeff (Raevonne) Kemmer of Mekinock, ND,  Don Kemmer  of Bemidji, MN and  Dean (Lori) Kemmer of Bemidji, MN.  Grandchildren Justin (Laura) Gilge of Bemidji, MN, Tristan (Dominic) Olson of Virginia, MN,  Brent (Randi) Gilge of Bemidji, MN, Cody (Kaylee) Olson of Bemidji, MN, Gavin Gehlert of Kelliher, MN,  Tierney Gilge of Kelliher, MN, Jenna Berhow of Nevis, MN,  Lucy and Lilly Kemmer of Colstrip, MT and Logan Mastley of Nevis, MN.   Great grandchildren Bella Olson of Bemidji, MN,  Parker Gilge of Kelliher, MN,  Dawsyn Gilge of Bemidji, MN and several nieces and nephews, also his special cat Hobo. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Colleen (Dave) Ethen,  and Mary Kemmer.  There will be a memorial service at a later date in Minnesota.