STEPHENVILLE—Memorial services for Ronnie Van Natta, 70, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Barry Holmes officiating. Burial of Ronnie’s cremains will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Ronnie was born in Mineral Wells to the late Marvin R. and Imogene Self Van Natta. He married Jill Watson on Jan. 31, 2002 in Mineral Wells. 

Ronnie was a retired firefighter with the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department.  He worked many years as a lineman specialist with TXU, lived most of his life in Mineral Wells, and the past 15 years in Stephenville.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Tammy and husband Bud Crippen of Mineral Wells; son, Christopher and wife Brandi Van Natta of Brock; step-sons, Matt Johnson of Stephenville, Jake Johnson of Stephenville, Gary Gilbert of Saginaw, and Jim Bob Gilbert of Mansfield; sister, Judy Bullard of Forney; and grandchildren, Cameron, Anna, Madison, and Tiffany.

The Van Natta family wishes expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, or Erath County Fire & EMS.

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