Ronald W. Warthen age 78, died Saturday, October 06, 2018 at the Anamosa Care Center following a brief illness.
A memorial visitation will be held from 3 until 7 Monday evening, October 8, 2018 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Military Honors will be accorded at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Surviving is his wife Marlyn, a daughter Michelle Moyer, 5 sisters, Janet (Dick) Lynott, Judy (Dale) Walker, Jean (Keith) Schlemmer, Janice (Bob) Richmond, Jerrie (Ernie) Osterkamp, 3 brothers, Dewayne (Pam), Allan and Steve and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 sisters, Joanne, Joyce and Joy.
Ronald Wray Warthen was born September 24, 1940 at Ontario, Oregon. He was the son of Wray and Gladys Allen, Warthen. He graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1959. He would later attend Kirkwood College. Ron served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He returned back to Anamosa after his military duty and married Marlyn Wright on March 31, 1967 at Anamosa, Iowa. Ron worked at Allis Chalmers and Harnesfager in Cedar Rapids. He later worked as a truck driver for Lou Somerville and Don Hummer. Ron also ran a livestock hauling business for area farmers and ran the lunch stand at the Anamosa Sale Barn for many years. He retired from his livestock hauling business in 2017.