---- — OTTUMWA — Ronald Allen Hampshire, 75, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Ottumwa, died January 7, 2014, in Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Ron was born June 5, 1938, in Ottumwa to William A. and Mildred Pauline Hampshire.
A 1956 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he had attended Indian Hills Community College.
Ron earned an engineering degree and was employed by Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and then transferred to Martin Marietta in Orlando, Fla.
He had been a member of a slow pitch softball league and enjoyed fishing, spending time at his favorite beach, playing cribbage and watching sports.
Surviving are his daughters, Lisa (Steve) Fratzke, Ronda (Janet) Hampshire and Kim (Ray) Calef, all of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren; his brother, Dave (Pam) Hampshire of Ottumwa; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bev Gates; and an infant son, Monte.
His body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Disburg officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.