Lieutenant Ronald W. Wehlage Jr.

Photo of Lieutenant Ronald W. Wehlage Jr.
Last Call: Tue, Jun 30th, 2020
Date of Incident: Tue, Jun 30th, 2020
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 22 years
Age: 40


His father Ronald and brothers Kevin and Brian


Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage responded to a structure fire Saturday night and then later made an emergency medical run at approximately 4:00 A.M. He ended his shift later that morning and went home.

Later that evening, someone visited his residence, knocked on the door, and did not receive a response. His vehicle was there and his keys were visible on a table inside. He was later found deceased inside from an apparent heart attack.


De Soto Rural Fire Protection District Patch
201 E Miller Street
De Soto, Missouri 63020
(636) 586-2557


There are 4 tributes for Lieutenant Ronald W. Wehlage Jr.

Lieutenant Ronald W. Wehlage Jr.
Left by Matthew Moseley on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Ron was like my brother from another mother we grew up together he was my best friend. I’ve known him since 3rd grade we did just about everything together. He was kinda guy that would give you his shirt off his back to help you.