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Thread: Loss of a Great Competitor RON HOEHN

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    And another of his quotes....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post


    Ron always said, it ain't about the money, it's about the money.


    Dave
    Dave, that reminds me of another saying he had when I was growing up. When I was in high school he always told me to remember the golden rule. The first time he said that to me, I replied back with something like "yeah I know - the whole do on to others as you want done to you Ö.. whatever." He corrected me with "No, the golden rule is this: The man with the gold makes the rules." Can't tell you how many times in the past 30 years I've passed that one on!

    Thank you for sharing the "....it ain't about the money...." I hadn't heard that one before but I can hear him saying it!!

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    I truly enjoyed reading all the stories about Ron. When he was between bouts of sickness, it was always a pleasure to see him at the matches at St. Louis. I have heard many stories of betting watches for groups. Probably some who didnít wear their good watch to benchrest matches just because of that. Not wanting Ron to wind up wearing their Rolex. I too am another one of those who ordered from Ron before he ever knew me with the same story send me a check when you get it. I can see him doing just what Mark said selling him a case of 133 for $40. He may have said itís about the money, but somehow to me with Ron, itís about the friends he made over a lifetime of shooting benchrest. I was truly blessed to consider Ron a friend.

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    That is indeed sad news. I met Ron in 1980 when I visited Kelblys range for the NBRSA Nationals. He was very helpful and sold me a brand new Wichita Mini action which I shot for many years. In later years he supplied me stock tape, which I could not source in Australia.
    A really nice fellow and a great loss to shooting.

    Brendan Atkinson

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    To rons family

    Quote Originally Posted by dave coots View Post
    sad news indeed. I will sure miss the banter and betting with ron i've had over the years. He fought a lot of health issues the last couple of years.

    Rip ron

    also, sorry for your loss jo ann.

    Later
    dave
    sorry to hear of rons passing he always help me when i needed money good up there bill b

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    Youngest

    Be careful, some of those dollar bills are g rated.

    Tell your mom she is being thought of.

    Later
    Dave
    Last edited by Dave Coots; 05-21-2019 at 10:08 AM.

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    Ron Stories

    I have two additions to Ron Stories: The Ron truck fireball episode:
    The reason they had to bail out of the truck was that the back window was a slider and open thus admitting flames into the cab. Ron got a nickname after this: Ron Flames.
    Some of the Americans went to a bar after practice at the World shoot in Italy. It was just down the street from a brothel. Ron would not drink and was razzed by the other team members. One person asked the female bartender what was the Italian term for a portion of female anatomy associated with being a sissy. We were told it was the same as in English. That became Ron's team nickname ..... Hoehn. He took it all in stride. It was an honor to know .....Flames. Tim

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    Ron Hoehn

    I never met Ron Hoehn. Talked to him a lot, on the phone. Ive heard many of the funny stories about Ron. IMO,his name deserves to be included among those in theďWhoís WhoĒ Benchrest annals.

    Sorry to hear of his passing. I was one of his regular customers, when I needed to order brass.

    I wonít forget, one time, I ordered 200 pieces of brass. Ron's policy was.... He would send you the brass and you would pay for it, when it arrived. I think the same policy applied to all the products listed on his Web page.

    I mailed a personal check that covered the cost of my order. After about two weeks, my check had not cleared the bank. I got a little concerned and called Ron to see if he had received the payment. He put me hold and went and checked his "stack of mail", as he described it.

    He found my letter and assured me that everything was fine. He stated that he just hadnít gotten around to going through his mail.

    A perfect example of the character of a man who I never met. May he RIP.


    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Oltersdorf View Post
    I have two additions to Ron Stories: The Ron truck fireball episode:
    The reason they had to bail out of the truck was that the back window was a slider and open thus admitting flames into the cab. Ron got a nickname after this: Ron Flames.
    Some of the Americans went to a bar after practice at the World shoot in Italy. It was just down the street from a brothel. Ron would not drink and was razzed by the other team members. One person asked the female bartender what was the Italian term for a portion of female anatomy associated with being a sissy. We were told it was the same as in English. That became Ron's team nickname ..... Hoehn. He took it all in stride. It was an honor to know .....Flames. Tim
    How funny! I never knew his Flames nickname - thank you for sharing! And I'm sure my husband will get a kick out of his other nickname as dad often gave Ted a hard time about being a "Ö" underneath his tough exterior.

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    Ron Really Liked This Story.

    I was out at the Hog Roast a few years back and Mary was with me. Ron, Larry Scharnhorst, Mary and I went out for a steak. We decided to flip coins to see who would pay for the meal. i said it is only fair that Mary flip also. After 3 or 4 times of odd man out, poor old Shorthorse ended up having to buy. You might say, he came up short. We all felt soooo sorry for him. The poor guy had ordered a second margarita and only could handle a couple of sips out of it so I had to drink that for him.
    That was really hard on Larry.....like he was reminded many times.
    Another time we were out at the Supershoot and I went out to eat with Ron, Tracy Bartlein, Tracy's dad and a few others. We sure had a lot of laughs that night. Tracy's dad said something about wearing out a barrel shooting deer in Wisconsin and I replied maybe you should get a better bbl and you wouldn't have to fire so many shots................

    Two or three years ago I was changing barrels at the E/W Match. Somehow the barrel flew out of my hands......... and went way out over the bank at the east end of the loading barn. Later as the story got around I heard Ron put a $50 bounty on it if someone found it. Later I heard he raised that bounty, but it was never found, must have been a good toss.............He would have had a really good time badgering me if someone would have found that barrel.

    Later
    Dave
    Last edited by Dave Coots; 05-21-2019 at 12:54 PM.

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    Ron's passing is certainty is a tremendous loss to the benchrest community. He will surely be missed. Such a likeable person and friend.
    I always called him un Uncle Ron, and he called me cousin Tommy, Prayers to his family.. Great guy!!!

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