Hamilton County


Ronald Isaacson




Ronald Isaacson was born Jan. 11, 1917 to Frank and Hilma Carlson Isaacson. He died Feb. 14, 2004 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Ronald served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the Third Infantry Division, 39th Field Artillery, Headquarters Battery and the Division Band in the European Theater.


Ronald Isaacson, 87, of Webster City, died Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the Southfield Wellness Community. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Arrangements were made with the Foster Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Ronald Theodore Isaacson, son of Frank and Hilma Carlson Isaacson, was born January 11, 1917 at Des Moines. He received his education at Farnhamville and graduated from Gowrie High School. In 1938, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in business. From 1941 to 1945, he served with the U. S. Army - 3rd Infantry Division Band in the European Theatre. Following his discharge, he worked for Jewel Tea. In 1945, he moved to Webster City and was an insurance salesman for Bankers Life and Travelers Insurance. On June 12, 1948, he married Harriett Louise Rhodes at Webster City. The couple resided at Webster City. He continued to sell insurance and also substituted for the U.S. Postal Service. In 1979, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service, following 33 years of employment. He had worked at Lubber’s Clothing, part time for 10 years. Mrs. Isaacson died May 7, 2002. He had resided at the Southfield Apartments for 2 years and at Southfield Wellness Community for the past month.

Mr. Isaacson is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Anna Isaacson of Fort Dodge, Neil and Sue Isaacson of Eugene, OR; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Donald Lund of Altoona, 5 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 4 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Helen Isaacson of Arlington Heights, IL.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Isaacson and a brother in infancy.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Baptist Men, sang and directed the church choir, Acacia Lodge #176 for 50 years, Eastern Star, American Legion Post #191, charter and 25 year member of the Webster City Mens Chorus and the Baptist Mens Quartet.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 16, 2004