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Ronald "Ron" Shelton Kemmerer

September 10, 1948 May 7, 2019
Ronald "Ron" Shelton Kemmerer
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Obituary – Ronald Shelton Kemmerer

Ronald Shelton Kemmerer, age 70, of Lamoni, Iowa, the son of Elmer William and Christine Josephine (Shelton) Kemmerer, was born September 10, 1948, in Lamar, Missouri. He died at his home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

When Ron was young the family moved to Parkersburg, Iowa where they lived until moving to Leon, Iowa in 1962. Ron attended Central Decatur School and was just shy of graduating due to enlisting in the United States Marines. He served his country during the Vietnam War and received his honorable discharge on June 16, 1975.

On April 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Linda Kay Jones. He was stationed in Oklahoma when their stillborn son, Maurice James Kemmerer, was born in 1971. While stationed in California, their son, Ronald Shelton, Jr. was born. The family then moved to Leon, Iowa where daughters, Dawn Renee and Sarah Elizabeth, were both born.

After Linda’s illness and death in 1989, Ron was a single parent to his children. On February 19, 1994, he and Elizabeth Louise (Kubec) Lawnsby, were married in Leon, Iowa. Her three sons, Derek, Kent, and Jed, became part of his family, too.

Through the years Ron enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting with his brothers, bowling, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball, his cats, watching his grandkids in their sports and other events, and going to the movies. He knew no stranger and loved being out and about visiting with people and eating at his favorite spots, From The Ground, Main Street Brickhouse, and Quilt Country. Ron always wore a smile.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wives, Linda Kemmerer in 1989, and Elizabeth Kemmerer in 2014; infant son, Maurice James; and son, Derek Lawnsby. Survivors include his children and grandchildren, Ron, Jr. and wife, Andrea of Jacksonville, Florida, Dawn Roach and husband, Jamie, and their children, Curtis Lee, Racheal Dawn, and Jacob Levi, of Lamoni, and great granddaughter, Rylie Sue, Sarah Dale and husband, Jason, and children, Monty Eugene, Clayton Daniel, Wyatt Allen, and Lyndsey Dawn, of Garden Grove, Iowa, Kent Lawnsby and wife, Shannon Crowley, and their son, Thomas Keegan of Seattle, Washington, and Jed Lawnsby of Austin, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, George Kemmerer, Ken and Linda Kemmerer, Philip and Peggy Kemmerer, and David Kemmerer; nieces and nephews; extended family, Osa, Mike, Jen, Alex, Marc, Matthew, and Morgan Foltz of Lineville, Iowa; and other relatives and close friends.




Memorial services will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, with burial in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.


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Visitation

Wednesday

15

May

6:00 PM 5/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

16

May

10:00 AM 5/16/2019 10:00:00 AM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Leon Cemetery Final Resting Place

Leon, IA 50144

Leon 50144 IA
United States
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