Ronald L. Anderson, 75, of Belmond, formerly of Ventura, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. He passed peacefully surrounded by the prayers of loving family.
Funeral services will be held 10 A.M., Friday, February 16th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond with Rev. Dawn Pederson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation will be held form 5 to 7 P.M., Thursday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.
Ronald LeRoy Anderson, the son of Bert and Eva (Hodson) Anderson, was born July 19, 1942 in Forest City. He attended and graduated from Ventura High School in 1960. On November 24, 1961, he married Nancy Miller at the Ventura E.U.B. Church. They lived and farmed on the family farm northwest of Ventura where they raised their three children. In 1994, they moved to Sioux City where Ron worked as a salesman for Multipure. After retiring, they moved to Belmond to be closer to family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren’s activities, camping and NASCAR racing.
Ron was an avid Ventura Viking booster and a supporter of all his kids and grandchildren’s activities. His children also remember with fondness the cross-country camping vacations that Ron took them on.
Ron was a past member of Faith Lutheran Church in Miller and Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Ron was active as a council member at Faith Lutheran and was a well-known greeter that welcomed patrons in and out of church at Morningside in Sioux City.
Ron is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Belmond; three children, Jeff (Lisa) Anderson of Ames, Christine (Matt) Flemr of Colorado Springs, CO and Steph (Mark) Schmit of Belmond; six grandchildren, Kyle, Sara and Ryan Anderson, Jackson and Ben Flemr and Gina Schmit; two sisters, Lavonn (Tom) Runtf of Spokane, WA and Kathleen (Larry) Steward of Kerville, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant son, Douglas.
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