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Ronald L. Harshbarger

August 18, 1941 — April 6, 2023

Paullina

 

Ronald “Ron” Harshbarger

Paullina, Iowa

            Services for Ronald “Ron” Harshbarger, age 81, of Paullina who passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Aspire Care Center in Primghar.  His service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina with Pastor Marj Feltman ~ officiating.

            Burial will be at a later date at Merle Hay Cemetery in rural Glidden, Iowa.

            Visitation with the family present will be from 9 -11 A.M. on Saturday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

 

 

 Ronald L. Harshbarger

 

                        Ronald LeRoy Harshbarger the son of Roy William and Fern ( Malen) Harshbarger was born on August 18, 1941 in Lanesboro, Iowa. He attended grade school in Lanesboro, where he was on his parent’s farm helping farm the land and collecting eggs daily from the chickens and the other chores in farm life. He graduated from Lake City High School and later Buena Vista College in Storm Lake receiving a Bachelor in Physical Education. His Masters degree was from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in Chemistry and Mathematics. On June 9, 1963 he was united in marriage to Kay Lockey at the First Christian Church in Spencer, Iowa. Three children Gary, Lonnie and Kathleen were born to this marriage. Ron taught school and served as a Principal in the communities of Emmetsburg, Boone and Cylinder. He also coached basketball and track. He later worked as a salesman for Supersweet Feeds, Watkins products, and KT Industries. On March 10, 1989 he was united in marriage to Teri Conlon at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, Iowa and he added children Minde, Jason and Jessica. The couple made their home in Paullina and Ron later worked at Pride Group and  Aspire Care Center as grounds keeper all in Primghar. Because of ill health Ron became a resident of Aspire Care Center in Primghar where he passed away on Thursday April 6, 2023.

            Ron was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina. Family was important to Ron and will be remembered as a loving caring husband,  father and grandfather. Ron raised six children and all graduated from high school and college. He worked hard at his jobs he had and would always see him on the street with a smile and a hello. He would play games with his grandchildren and buying them gifts, taking them on trips and eating out. He truly had a “Heart of Gold”.

             He is survived by his wife Teri of Paullina, Iowa; his children Gary (Daina) Harshbarger of Woodville, Texas; Lonnie (Stephanie) Harshbarger of Sioux Center, Iowa; Kathleen (Mark) Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska; Minde (Chad) Coleman of Hartley, Iowa; Jason (Lindsay) Coleman of Omaha, Nebraska; Jessica (David) Kunkel of Remsen, Iowa; Grandchildren Tanna Bonanno, Tatum Patterson, Toni Hall, Tiffany Harshbarger, Ethan Petersen, Emily Gadsden, Olivia Moret, Wilson Harshbarger, Charlee King, Quinny King, Logan Coleman, Graysen Coleman, Cooper Coleman and Joshua Coleman also 14 great grandchildren and one sister Judy Wooters of Apple Valley, Minnesota also other relatives and many friends.

      He was preceded in death by his parents two sisters Marjorie Kolbe, Jean Hucka and a brother Dwight Harshbarger.

        Ron will truly be missed by all and to walk in his shoes would be a challenge for anyone. Teri will always love him and remember that he was the guy who gave her the best life anyone could ever ask for. God bless him and ocean of love be with you. We will always love you Ron.

 
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Visitation

Saturday, April 15, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street, Paullina, IA 51046

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 15, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street, Paullina, IA 51046

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