Independence – Ronald C. Nollen, 76 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on March 7, 1942, in Harlan, Iowa, the son of Christopher Valentine and Beulah (Peerman) Nollen. On February 14, 1958, he and the former Carolyn Lee Diaz were married in Harlan. They later divorced. On January 21, 1984, he and the former Paula Kay Hoch were married in Waterloo, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2007. Mr. Nollen was a mechanic at the John Deere Co. in Waterloo until he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the U.A.W. Local 838 in Waterloo. Mr. Nollen was a tinkerer. He was always busy working on a project. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, camping, and woodworking.
Mr. Nollen is survived by 1 daughter, Shelley (Joe) Pettit of Brandon, Iowa, 2 sons, Ron (Deb) Nollen, Jr., of Hartland, Wisconsin, and Brian (Stacia Lumbus) Nollen of Oelwein, Iowa, 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 sister, Marie Greiner of Harlan, Iowa.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Jerry Nollen, 1 daughter, Pamela Nollen (in infancy), 5 brothers, and 1 sister.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, Iowa, with Rev. Dr. Sarah Rohret officiating. Burial will be in Hazleton Cemetery in Hazleton, Iowa. Friends may call for visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, October 22nd, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.