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Ronald Charles Keating

September 7, 1931 October 6, 2017
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Ronald Charles Keating, 86 of Stuart, formerly of Casey passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, October 10th at the Casey United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, October 11th at the Casey United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Camby Cemetery with full military rites. Memorial contributions may be directed to Casey UMC Food Bank and sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ronald was born on a farm Northeast of Orient, Iowa on September 7, 1931 to Dale and Emma (Schiller) Keating. He started school at Orient then Richland until 1943 when the family moved to a farm Southeast of Casey. It was a one room country school until High School in 1946. Ron graduated from Casey High School in May, 1950. He then farmed with his Dad until February, 1951 when he enlisted in the US Navy until January, 1955. He served on two ships during the Korean War in the Pacific. Upon his honorable discharge he farmed with his Dad until 1956 when he was married to Patricia Ann Ehrsam on April 14, 1956. Pat worked as Deputy Recorder in Adair County until December 11, 1957 when Glenda Sue was born. Ron still farmed with his Dad until 1962 when his father decided to sell his property and retire to Casey. Good jobs were hard to find, but Ron began working at Armstrong Tire in 1964 until his retirement in 1995.

Ron enjoyed working on his lawn, in the garden, attending church and weekend farming. He also spent time traveling, collecting coins and collecting guns. Most of all he cherished the time he was able to spend with his family and friends; especially around Christmas time.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Emma and Dale Keating; wife, Pat Keating; and brother, Dick Keating.

He leaves behind his wife Phyllis of Stuart; daughter, Glenda (Joe) Moore of Casey; grandchildren, Justin Moore of Casey and Allison (Mike) Eicher of Des Moines; several step children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family that will miss him dearly.

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Visitation

Tuesday

10

Oct

5:00 PM 10/10/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/10/2017 7:00:00 PM
Casey United Methodist Church

100 East 2nd Street
Casey, IA 50048

Casey United Methodist Church
100 East 2nd Street Casey 50048 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

11

Oct

10:00 AM 10/11/2017 10:00:00 AM
Casey United Methodist Church

100 East 2nd Street
Casey, IA 50048

Casey United Methodist Church
100 East 2nd Street Casey 50048 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Canby Cemetery Final Resting Place

1590 Fontanelle Rd
Casey, IA 50048

1590 Fontanelle Rd Casey 50048 IA
United States
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