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BLUMHAGEN, Ronald Claire 1931-1995


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Date: 8/3/2012 at 11:45:04

Ronald Blumhagen

Ronald Claire Blumhagen, son of Arno and Hazel (Lestina) Blumhagen, was born September 7, 1931 at Castalia, Iowa. He died Saturday, September 23, 1995 at his home in rural Monona. He was 64 years old.

He was baptized October 4, 1931 at Castalia, and confirmed May 20, 1945 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. He graduated from Monona High School in 1949 and attended Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Ron was united in marriage to Bernadine Kugel on September 30, 1951 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa.

Ron farmed and sold Pioneer Seeds, drove school bus and was a rural mail carrier. He served on various boards, among those were the Luana-Monona Coop Creamery, Monona Coop, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company as director and vice-president, 3 years as president of the Decorah Conference Credit Union, and the Monona City Cemetery Board. Ron was also a member of the Clayton County Farm Bureau serving 10 years on the executive committee as vice president, county president and voting delegate. Ron served St. Paul Lutheran Church as a councilman, deacon and usher, ALCM President, MFL Inter-Church Council representative, president of the congregation, and chairman of St. Paul's new parsonage committee.

Ron enjoyed going to antique shows and sales, and he also enjoyed the early morning quiet alongside a trout stream with friends.

Preceding him in death were his father, Arno, who died in 1966, and a sister, Joanne Suckow. Survivors include his wife, Bernie; one son, Jon Blumhagen of Orlando, Fla.; 2 daughters, Jyl (Dennis) Lee of Melborne, Fla., and Cressa (Don) Miller of Broomfield, Colo.; his mother, Hazel Blumhagen of Postville; 5 granddaughters; one grandson; a sister, Joanita (Dan) Schweikert of Monona and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 27, 1995 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. Officiating were Pastor Terry Hudson and Pastor Eugene Kramer. Organist was Mrs Connie Halvorson. Active pallbearers were Harland Kottman, Roger Mohning, Gary Hoth, Duane Lamer, Randy Lamer and Don Havelick. Schultz's Funeral Home of Monona was in charge of services. Burial was in the Monona City Cemetery.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.


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