Ronald Anderson, 68, of Clarion passed away Monday, November 9, 2009 at Wright Medical Center in Clarion.
Memorial services for Ronald Anderson will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Clarion with Pastor Gary Boen and Pastor Bill Kem officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, 602 North Main Street in Clarion.
Ron Anderson was born January 2, 1941 in Clarion, Iowa to Charles B. and Ruth (Sheffield) Anderson of rural Clarion. Ron attended and graduated from Clarion High School in 1959.
On September 8, 1961, he married Linda Kay TerHark. To this union were born two sons, Scott Weyde and Monty Lee.
Ron loved spending time with his family, cheering for his grandchildren at their various sporting events, and emceeing his last two class reunions. Ron loved life and could be seen dressed as Santa on the front lawn or awaiting the children on Halloween. Even Ron couldn’t find all the clues to the grandchildren’s hidden treats he spent hours hiding every year for Christmas. Ron served as the Wall Lake Beavers 4-H club leader for ten years. He loved trucking and was proud to have trucked more than 25 years for Monsanto. He spent his entire life farming and took pride in every detail. He was always known for this love of trivia, his quick wit, and his pride in his family.
Ron is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda; sons Scott (Melinda) and Monty (Spook); grandchildren Ethan, Dillon, Kaia, Kelsey, and Ryan; brother Larry (Shorty) and sister Jan (Ed) Ryerson; and nieces and nephews.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents.