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Ronald "Ron" Dean Parmer

May 17, 1934 May 30, 2019
Ronald "Ron" Dean Parmer
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Obituary – Ronald Dean Parmer
Ronald Dean Parmer of Osceola, Iowa passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at The Circle of Life Hospice & Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa. He was born on May 17, 1934, to Clarence Garfield “Dick” and Pauline Juanita (Glazebrook) Parmer.
Ron married Jainey Jo Ann Heston on July 17, 1954. They were blessed with the birth of four children. Ron had a love for horses. He trained and worked teams when he was young. Then had Ron’s Cowboy Service in Van Wert, Iowa. He was very proud the last time he rode at the age of 81.
Ron enjoyed the outdoors. He took long rides through the country. Often visiting the Amish and taking the children wooden toys he had made for them in his workshop.
Ron’s door was always open for family, friends, and neighbors, always with a pot of coffee and lots of stories to share. If you asked him what he liked to do best, his answer was always “have company!”.
Ron gave back to his community, volunteering almost daily at Cross Ministries in Osceola. He loved being there, spending time with his daughter, Ronda, and visiting with everyone who came in with a donation. He will be greatly missed.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Parmer; his infant son, Rickey Dean; grandson, Todd Wengryn; parents, Dick and Pauline Parmer; stepmother, Nadine Parmer; and sister, Twyla Teaters.
Ron his survived by children, Perry (Kay) Parmer of Woodburn, Iowa, Ronda Parmer of Osceola, Iowa, and Shiela (David “Pud”) Buckingham of Weldon, Iowa; his siblings, Ruth Krutsinger of Chariton, Iowa, Donna and Ernie Parmer of Humeston, Iowa, Jerry (Barb) Parmer of Van Wert, Iowa; a wealth of grandchildren and great children; and other relatives and friends.
Ron will be laid to rest at the Van Wert Cemetery, Van Wert, Iowa. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering at the Van Wert Community Center on Sunday, June 30, 12-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Circle of Life Hospice & Legacy Lodge, 220 Northwestern Avenue, Chariton, Iowa 50049.


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Visitation

Sunday

30

Jun

12:00 PM 6/30/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/30/2019 2:00:00 PM
Van Wert Community Center

East First and Main Street
Van Wert, Iowa 50262

Celebration of Life gathering

Van Wert Community Center
East First and Main Street Van Wert 50262 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Van Wert Cemetery Final Resting Place

Van Wert, IA 50262

Van Wert 50262 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Circle of Life Hospice, Chariton, Iowa

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