Ronald Dean Weller, 72
Ronald Dean Weller, age 72, of Bedford, Iowa entered into peace on Friday November 1, 2019, in Lenox, Iowa surrounded by his family. Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the New Life Missionary Church in Bedford, Iowa with visitation being held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 3 to 6 PM at the New Life Missionary Church, with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in Ron’s name to be determined at a later date. Memories may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Ronald was born March 12, 1947 in Conway, Iowa to Dean and Betty Weller. He grew up farming with his parents. Ron was driving a cultivator before he could see over the steering wheel and was on an Allis-Chalmers by the time he was 5. Ron spent his elementary years at Marshall No.4 schoolhouse and graduated from Bedford High School in 1965. Following his high school graduation he attended college at Iowa State University where he met life long friends and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture business. In 1969, Ron was drafted into the army and served his country honorably for 2 years, one of which was spent in Vietnam. Following his discharge from the service he lived in Des Moines for 5 years working at The Job Service of Iowa where he met many lifelong friends.
In 1976, Ron returned to farming and bought the Lenord Straight farm in ‘76. He spent 40 years farming side by side with his Dad where they had hogs, cattle, row crop, hay and oats. They were always busy and never had a crossword to share with each other.
Ron met the love of his life at the local grocery store, Lori Christensen. The couple were married on August 9, 1986. They lived a life of love and laughter. Their union was blessed with 3 children, Chase, Derek, and Tabitha.
Ron spent his life living, loving, and working. Kindness was his way and anyone who knew Ron knew what a kind soul he had. Ron loved his wife and his children with all his heart. He loved watching them grow, compete, and flourish in their life. He loved his grandchildren without end and they truly brought joy to his heart.
Ron was preceded in death by his mother Betty Weller. Left to cherish Ron’s memory is the love of his life, Lori; his dad, Dean Weller, sister, Karen & Stan Price and their family, His three children: Chase (wife Jess Weller) , Derek (girlfriend Tiffany Green), and Tabitha (husband Brooks Wilson), his five grandchildren Realee, Jemma, Bo, Gracie, Brooks “Ronnie” all of Bedford, IA, along with many family and friends.
Ron was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and steward of the land.
His enthusiasm, humor, and gentle kindness will be missed by everyone.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.
Ronald Dean Weller, 72