Ronald Borkgren – Anamosa

Ronald Borkgren, age 77, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Jones Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, March 7, 2020 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery, with Military Honors. Pastor Wade Reddy will officiate at the services.   Friends may call from 4 until 7 Friday at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church and again after 10:00 on Saturday.  Goettsch Funeral Home has taken Ron and his family into their care.  Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Surviving is his wife, Shirley, 3 daughters, Rhonda (Greg Bodker) Michels, Vicki (Eric) Starn, Marcy Borkgren all of Anamosa, 4 grandchildren, Hannah Michels, Dalton, Dakota and Dustin Starn, 4 siblings, Barb (Norman) Seeley, Shirley (Jim)  Holtke, LeAndra (Mike) Strope, Marion, Rob (Renee) Borkgren, Cedar Rapids.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Bill.

Ronald Carl Borkgren was born October 5, 1942 at Geneseo, Illinois.   He was the son of Willard and Dorthea Grothusen, Borkgren.   Ron started school in Geneseo and graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1960.  He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Ron married Shirley Steuri on July 25, 1964 at the United Methodist Church, Anamosa.  He was employed at Pearson Grocery in Anamosa and later Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids.   He was employed at Iowa Electric for 30 years retiring in 2000.   In retirement he worked at LassoE Camper Sales and Arnold Motor Supply.

Ron was an avid Ham Radio Operator.  He enjoyed camping, playing golf at Wapsi Country Club, walking and drinking coffee with friends and woodworking.   His favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren.