Ronnie “Ron” L. Richmond, 74, of Swisher, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, and as always, he was surrounded by his loving family.
Ron was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Ottumwa. He married Anita Bubenyak on Sept. 14, 1957, Happy birthday, indeed.
They moved to Swisher, where they resided for 46 years. He loved his town and all the loyal friends he made throughout the years, especially his “legion crew” that he met with weekly. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR and his wild and crazy family get-togethers. Ron was a wonderful father and grandpa and a very proud great-grandpa.
Left to celebrate his memory are his sons, Dale (Tina) Richmond and Dean (Dawn) Richmond; grandchildren, Cory (Jen Timm), Danielle (Brett Cooper), Casey, Dillon and Cole; great-grandson, Dempsey; and brother, Pat Richmond.
He was preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Ann; and sister-in-law, Marita.
Ron wanted nothing more than to have his friends remember him with a party to be held at the Swisher American Legion Hall from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.
Private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Grandpa always had something to say and his quick wit drew many to him. He will be missed, but his sense of humor will live on through those he touched. We love you, Grandpa! ‘MERICA!’
The family would like to thank the incredible staff at the Honey Creek Cottage, especially Theresa (he adored her) and St. Luke’s Hospice.
All memorials will be directed to Honey Creek Cottage in Swisher.
Arrangements by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cedar Rapids.
Please sign the online guest book for Ron at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.