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Mr. Ronald Eugene Reid
  • Memorial donations may be made to the Jerry Rabiner Boys Ranch in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Ron was a past board member and regular supporter. Details can be found at
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    1762 Johnson Ave
    Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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“I only have wonderful memories when I was a little girl. You were always nice too me and gave me pop which was such a treat for me. Say hi to all...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley Pedersen Birdsong Mineola

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss and at such a young age. Our thoughts are with you and your family and hope fond memories kindle the fire of the...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Matthews - Urbandale, IA

“Dear Diane, We are very sad to learn of Ron's passing. He was so encouraging to us when we went through hip surgery recovery rehab. You are in our...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Diane and Family: You have our greatest sympathy. Ron was just an all-around nice guy and fun to be around. He was a very giving person. We will...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Dan and Tina O'Connell - IA

“Diane and family. We are sending prayers your way. Ron was a great friend and will be missed. Sincerely Mike and Kate Kelley and family ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Kelley - Council Bluffs, IA

“We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was truly a gentleman and a sweet person. I have fond memories of our times at Cardiac Rehab and our...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: John & Chere Cordaro - Eloy, AZ

“Diane, Linda, Jim, and Bob,I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was such a wonderful man and loved all of you dearly. I hope your memories of him will...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Diana Machir - Norwalk, IA

“Diane: Sue, Emily and I would like to express our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed having you all as neighbors in Indianola -...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Randy & Sue Edwards - Indianola, IA

“Diane and family, We are very saddened to hear of Ron''s passing. He was a very special man and we so enjoyed the time we spent with him in Cardiac...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Diane my heart goes out to you with deepest sympathy. Bev Hummel ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Bev Hummel - Ankeny, IA

“Diane and family. Many prayers are with you all. I have so many fond memories of Ron. He was a great friend of our family.Sylvia Perry (Breezy Hill...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“An Ode to Diane & RonIn fond Memory of Ron, he'll not be forgotten 1943 / 2015There's a lovely couple from IowaWho have never been to KiawahShe's a...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: David & Carole Foote - Dunedin, FL

“Diane and family, our hearts are with you, from your good friends & neighbors in Building K and your many, MANY other Heather Lake and other Dunedin...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: - Dunedin, FL

“Reid Family, On behalf of the Misel family we extend a heartfelt wish of peace and comfort. Ron did my background investigation when I became a...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Major Todd A. Misel #121 - Ankeny, IA

“Linda, This is a beautiful tribute to your dad. I know the two of you were very close, and you will miss him terribly. Remember that he will always...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Christian - Altoona, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Cunningham - Shenandoah, IA

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Ronald Eugene Reid, 71, of Ankeny, Iowa, died March 22, 2015, in Clearwater FL, from pneumonia/heart failure.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) with a Vigil service at 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.

Ron was born on September 25, 1943 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Upon graduation from Abraham Lincoln High School, he joined the U. S. Navy. He met Diane Marie Williams while stationed at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard. They married on April 24, 1965, and moved back to Iowa. He joined the Iowa State Patrol in 1966, was stationed in Ankeny, and retired as a sergeant in 1999. While on the Patrol, he graduated from Des Moines Area Community College.

Ron was past President of the Iowa State Troopers Association, board member and past President of the Iowa State Police Officers Association, past board member of the Jerry Rabiner Boys Ranch in Fort Dodge, past Membership Chair of the National Troopers Association, and a member of St. Mary-Holy Cross Church in Elkhart, IA.

Ron loved to travel, do carpentry, watch NASCAR, have coffee with his friends, brag about his children and grandchildren, and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diane; his children, Robert (Brenda), James (Emily), and Linda; his grandchildren, Dakota, Alexandria, Sydney, and Jake, and his beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eldro and Lorene Reid, and sister, Jeanette Etherington.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jerry Rabiner Boys Ranch in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Ron was a past board member and regular supporter. Details can be found at