Ronald (Ron) W. Bushkofsky – Independence

INDEPENDENCE- Ronald (Ron) William Bushkofsky, 83, of Independence, Iowa, died at his home of lung cancer after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Ronald was born on April 5, 1937, in Cox Creek Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to Otto and Elmira Bushkofsky. He married Marie Kuper in Aurora, Iowa, on October 26, 1957.

Until his retirement about ten years ago, he drove for Crop Production Services in Winthrop, Iowa. Previous to that he worked as an adjuster for Buchanan Mutual Insurance, as a machinist (including ten years at John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works), and as a farmer. He also enjoyed many years of playing golf and hunting with friends. Ron was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Jesup, Iowa, and served on the board for the Farmers Mutual Insurance Association of Fayette.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; his sons Dennis (Linda) of Oak Park, Illinois, and Duane of Dubuque, Iowa; his sisters Juleen Every of Dubuque, Iowa, and Joyce Erickson of Wadena, Iowa; a granddaughter, Judy Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joan Bushkofsky, Hopper, NE, a brother-in-law, Norman Erickson, Des Moines, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brothers Robert and Loren, and his sister, Marilyn Erickson, a sister-in law, Dorothy Bushkofsky, and two brothers-in-law; Roger Erickson and Leland Every.

A Visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 PM on Friday May 22, 2020, at the Reiff Family Center- Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence and a graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday May 23, 2020, at Floral Hills Memorial Garden in Hazelton, IA.

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