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Mr. Ronald Clair Burnheimer, 73, of Marion, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville, N.C., with his loving family by his side.

Born in Indiana on Feb. 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Logan John Burnheimer and Mary Mildred Fields Burnheimer.

Ron was known for his passion for cars. He faithfully served the Ford Motor Company for over 30 years as a mechanical engineer. After retirement he continued his passion for cars in his later years. He was a loving husband, devoted father and exceptional grandfather who will be missed tremendously.

Preceding Ron in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters and two brothers-in-law.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 54 years, Lana Beth Burnheimer, of the home; two children, Kevin Burnheimer, of Marion, N.C.; and Julie Bare (Scott), of Garner, N.C.; and one sister, Ilene Blose (John), of Pennsylvania. Also left behind are his two precious grandchildren, Madison and Jackson Bare.

A funeral service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Saturday in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bruce Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Burnheimer family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,