Ronald K. Owen

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Ronald K. Owen

Adel - Ronald "Ron" K. Owen, 88, died of respiratory failure at Methodist Hospital on Saturday, September 25, 2021, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held October 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waukee. A recording of the live-stream may be found on his obituary page at IlesCares.com.

Ron was born on February 12, 1933 in Des Moines to the late Eddie and Ethel (Kimes) Owen. He was a graduate of Valley High School and was called to serve in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in all aspects of the dairy business beginning with Weiser Dairy, later for Bob Schneider bulk milk transport then Roberts Dairy, where he retired in 1992.

He and Donna Mae Weiser were childhood sweethearts and married on August 9, 1953. They began their marriage together in Panama where Ron completed his military service. They then made their home in West Des Moines until moving to their Adel farm in 1964.

Ron was a charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and helped Donna teach Sunday School. He enjoyed square dance calling, camping and attending three generations of family school events. Ron made his family a priority. For over 25 years, he daily composed and emailed his family the OWEN NEWS CENTRAL, a newsletter of family updates through which he kept 50 plus family members close to himself and each other.

Ron is survived by his wife of 68 years, Donna; five children, Rhonda (Terry) Buzbee of Marshalltown, Dan (Kendra) of Waukee, Brian (Kristie) of Adel, Paul (Donna Ray) of Adel and Bruce (Gina) of Waukee; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three siblings, Don (Carmen), Harry (Dot) and Sharon (Roger) Dady; brother-in-law, Jerry Proudfit and sister-in-law, Donna Rae Owen. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Marilyn Proudfit and Fred Owen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Posted online on October 05, 2021

Service Information

Visitation

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1100 Warrior Lane, Waukee
October 01, 2021 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Funeral

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1100 Warrior Lane, Waukee
October 02, 2021 at 1100
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Ronald K. Owen

Iles Brandt Chapel

Ronald K. Owen

Adel - Ronald "Ron" K. Owen, 88, died of respiratory failure at Methodist Hospital on Saturday, September 25, 2021, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held October 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waukee. A recording of the live-stream may be found on his obituary page at IlesCares.com.

Ron was born on February 12, 1933 in Des Moines to the late Eddie and Ethel (Kimes) Owen. He was a graduate of Valley High School and was called to serve in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in all aspects of the dairy business beginning with Weiser Dairy, later for Bob Schneider bulk milk transport then Roberts Dairy, where he retired in 1992.

He and Donna Mae Weiser were childhood sweethearts and married on August 9, 1953. They began their marriage together in Panama where Ron completed his military service. They then made their home in West Des Moines until moving to their Adel farm in 1964.

Ron was a charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and helped Donna teach Sunday School. He enjoyed square dance calling, camping and attending three generations of family school events. Ron made his family a priority. For over 25 years, he daily composed and emailed his family the OWEN NEWS CENTRAL, a newsletter of family updates through which he kept 50 plus family members close to himself and each other.

Ron is survived by his wife of 68 years, Donna; five children, Rhonda (Terry) Buzbee of Marshalltown, Dan (Kendra) of Waukee, Brian (Kristie) of Adel, Paul (Donna Ray) of Adel and Bruce (Gina) of Waukee; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three siblings, Don (Carmen), Harry (Dot) and Sharon (Roger) Dady; brother-in-law, Jerry Proudfit and sister-in-law, Donna Rae Owen. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Marilyn Proudfit and Fred Owen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Posted online on October 05, 2021

Service Information

Visitation

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1100 Warrior Lane, Waukee
October 01, 2021 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Funeral

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1100 Warrior Lane, Waukee
October 02, 2021 at 1100