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Ronald Lee "Ron/Sonny" Acuna, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1921
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2010
Neosho County
Kansas, USA

Published Nov. 9, 2010 - Chanute, KS

Ronald Lee "Sonny," Acuna Sr., passed away at his home in Chanute, Kansas on November 8, 2010.

Ron was born August 23, 1921 in Wichita, Kansas.

He married Elna Mae Burkhart on March 17, 1956.

Sonny was a very patriotic veteran. He served as a radio operator in WWII in the Aleutian Islands. During his time in the Army Air Corp as a Staff Sergeant he was a golden gloves boxer. He also held an extra class license as a HAM operator.

Ron retired from the Federal Aviation Agency as a radar technician in Garden City, Kansas.

His passion for preserving Native American culture and customs led him to be chosen as an Elder in 1995 by the Kansas Association for Native American Education. He originated and presided over Shawnee County Allied Tribes in Topeka and organized several programs throughout Kansas. He was honored by the governor as well as numerous organizations for sharing his knowledge. His vision was to preserve the Native American Heritage.

He was a great humanitarian and a very religious man.

He has 9 children; 34 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

His wife, Elna, preceded him in death, as well as his parents, one brother, 3 sisters, a son, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 15, 2010, at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel, 16 N. Forest, Chanute, KS. Graveside services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, Kansas.

Memorials in his name may be made to American Heart Association and may be left with the funeral home.


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  Elna Mae Burkart Acuna (1933 - 2004)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Jun 04, 2008
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