Services for Ronald F. Andresen, 78, of Des Moines, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Grandview Park Funeral Home in Des Moines.
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Visitation will be Monday, January 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ron was born August 20, 1935 in Davenport, Iowa to Bernice (Kollman) and Edwin Andresen. Ron was a veteran of the United States Navy, an avid hunter, gardener and fisherman. Ron also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Ron was a lifetime member of Carpenters Local 106.
Ron is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, his daughters Debra (Jon) Swartz, Rhonda (Michael) Pecenka and Pamela (Gary) Reed, and step-children, James (Geraldine) Thacker, Jeffrey (Joan) Thacker, Kimberly Thornton and Karl Thacker, sisters Patricia (Ron) Grimmer and Dianne (Marshall) Hildreth, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edwin Andresen, Jr., sister Linda Peterson and grandson, Jon Swartz.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Warren County Habitat for Humanity P.O. Box 844 Indianola, IA 50125-0844
Iles Funeral Home - Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2014