OTTUMWA — Ronald E. Watson, 76, of 309 S. Ash St., died July 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
He was born March 29, 1938 in Limon, CO to Harry and Mary May Shaw Watson. He married Marjorie Fisk on July 5, 2006.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ronald had worked for Mathson Grain Elevator and Greyhound Bus in Colorado.
Surviving is his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Aliceia Fisk Watson, at home; three step-daughters, Geraldine (Dean) Roush of Fairfield, Carol Brown and Sara Brown both of Ottumwa; two step-sons, Robert Stommel of Ottumwa and Roy (Stephanie) Stommel of Lincoln, NE; 6 grandchildren, including Dylan Formey of Ottumwa who was raised in the home; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia (Dick) Lyons of Limon, CO.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Margaret Lily; a step-granddaughter, Erica Sue Jane Smith and 10 brothers and sisters.
His body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.