Ronald William Getter
To plant a seed in one’s heart…to root it in love…
To nourish it with time spent together…
Yields a blossom that will flourish forever.
Ronald William Getter was born on April 12, 1950, in Denver, Colorado to his parents, Charles Philip Getter and Helena Egan Getter. He was the fourth child born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his brothers, Robert, Richard, Philip, and his sisters, Catherine, Mary Martha, Mary Jo, and Melissa. As a child, he loved reading, playing with his siblings, and drawing.
Ronald received his formal education in Denver, where he attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and he graduated from Lakewood High School. He furthered his education by earning a bachelor’s in art degree from University of Colorado / Denver. While there, he was able to travel to France. He also attended New Hampshire College, where he was a member of the track team.
Ronald enlisted in the United States Navy on December 20, 1968. He served his country with honor and distinction and was honorably discharged.
Ronald was employed by Stearns - Rogers Engineering Company in Denver. He also worked for the City and County of Denver in Parks and Recreation. He was hard working, dedicated, and performed his duties with a spirit of excellence.
A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Ronald was a member of Zion Baptist Church. He joined the church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Frank M. Davis. He served his church and the Lord as a member of the Transportation Ministry, the Youth Ministry, he worked with the Saint Luke 14 Day Ministry, and the Resource Center. He was a man who did not mind lending a helping hand. He believed in the power of prayer and having the right relationship with the Lord. At the time of his passing, he had been a member for twenty-five years.
Ronald was a fun-loving man, who enjoyed life and those he encircled. In his free time, he loved to paint. He started drawing as early as eight years old. He found great peace in painting early in the morning before sunrise. His most recent piece of art was placed in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Aurora. Along with painting, he continued to love reading, photography, fishing, and ice skating. His closest friends were his brother, Philip, his high school friend, Bob Shopnitz, and comedian, Josh Blue, who also was an Artist, shared many happy and precious moments together over the years. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful man. To know Ronald was to love him.
Ronald William Gettter departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on June 8, 2023, in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include 3 brothers, Robert P. (Susan) Getter of Lakewood, Colorado, Richard K. (Sandy) Getter of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Philip S. Getter of Lakewood, Colorado; 4 sisters,
Catherine (Edward) Mizicko of Pueblo, Colorado, Mary Martha (Lee) Stehwien of South Fork, Colorado, Mary Jo Silzell of Mesa, Colorado, and Melissa Goodman of Mack, Colorado; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.