Funeral Services for Ronald Strawn, 78, of Jefferson will be 2:00 p.m. May 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. May 5, at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family and may be left at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Ronald David Strawn, son of Violet Morlan Strawn and Herschel Strawn, was born February 1, 1936 in Jefferson. He passed away peacefully at his home in Jefferson, on May 3, at the age of 78 years.
Ron grew up in Jefferson and was baptized into the Central Christian Church in Jefferson. He graduated from Jefferson High School and then enlisted into the United States Navy in August of 1955. Ron was honorably discharged in August of 1959.
Ron then got into the grocery business with Safeway in Des Moines. In 1961, Ron was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Des Moines. On April 8, 1962, Ron was united in marriage to Lois Boldt. They were the parents of two sons Gary and Craig. They made their home in Guthrie Center, where Ron went to work at Halsey Super Valu. He worked there for 10 years until moving to Jefferson, in 1972 where he began to work at Jim’s Super Valu. Ron worked there until he retired in 2001.
Ron had numerous interests. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, playing cards, and camping. Ron was an avid Hawkeye fan. He never met a stranger. Ron was an avid fisherman and provided many fish fry’s for friends and family. Ron’s greatest passion was his family. He loved and was so proud of his boys, and being both a grandpa and great grandpa.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Violet Strawn, brother Dudley Strawn, a niece Jennifer Dowd, and his father and mother-in-law Arthur and Ann Boldt. He is survived by his wife Lois Strawn of Jefferson; his sons: Gary (Sue) Strawn of Des Moines; and Craig (Brandy) Strawn of Mesa, AZ; Grandchildren: Andrew (Kenzie) Strawn, Dustin (Taylor) Strawn, Kaitlyn (Josh) Strawn all of Des Moines; and Raina Strawn and Daniel Strawn both of Mesa, AZ; Sister Janice (Duane) Winkelman of Lake Mille Macs, MN; brother Bob (Betty) Strawn of Carver, MN; sisters-in-law: Phyllis (Randy) Bunkers of Jefferson; and Jan Strawn of Jefferson; brother-in-law Larry (Laura) Dowd of Waukee; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.