October 17, 2018


Funeral services for Ron Weiss, 70-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Buffalo will be held Monday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend Paul Gilbert officiating.  Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Oregon Trails National Cemetery in Casper with private graveside services to be held at a later date.  Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Ronald Duane Weiss was born on June 25, 1948 in Casper, Wyoming to Lee and Marie Weiss.  He grew up and went to school in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School with the class of 1967. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam as Military Police.  He received an honorable discharge in 1973 and returned to Wyoming where he attended the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.  He was married in 1977 in Twentynine Palms, California to Jackie Thompson and they made their home in California. In 1974 he moved to Casper and took a job as a Deputy Sheriff for Natrona County.   Following a divorce, he was married in 1985 in Casper to Kathy McKnight and they lived in Casper where he worked for Wilsons Supply for ten years. In 1996 he went to work for Casper Transportation as a driver.  He was married August 9, 2015 in Kaycee, Wyoming to Rita Kuntz and they lived in Casper.  In 2017 they moved to Buffalo where he worked for Buffalo Area Transportation System until the time of his death.

He was a member of the Paint Horse Association and the Elk’s Club.  Ron was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, but his passion was raising horses and rodeo.

He is survived by his wife Rita of Buffalo; one son Camaron Weiss also of Buffalo; two daughters, Amy Anderson and her husband Brett of Gillette, Wyoming and Tina Weiss of Casper; one sister Sandy of Florida and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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