Ronald Witzke Obituary

Ronald A.  Witzke
Ronald Allen Witzke
Ronald A. Witzke

May 27, 1947 - October 20, 2008
Born in Storm Lake, Iowa
Resided in Martensdale, IA
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Ronald Allen Witzke, 61, died Monday, October 20, 2008, at the University of Iowa Hospitals from complications following a bone marrow transplant. Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the Hope Lutheran Church, 3857 E. 42nd Street. Visitation will be held in Newell, Iowa from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday evening at Fratzke Jensen Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held at 10 AM, Friday at the Newell Cemetery.

Ron was born May 27, 1947 in Storm Lake to Leighton and Nettie Witzke. After graduating from Newell-Providence High School, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam. Ron worked with his father as a mechanic and eventually worked in water treatment with the City of Newell and Warren Water District. He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed woodworking.

Ron is survived by his wife, Patricia of Martensdale; daughter Jodi (Phil) Cipale of Des Moines; sons Jeremy (Jenifer) Witzke of Lee's Summit, MO, and Jason (Amanda) Witzke of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Emalie, Ashton, Morgan and Seth Cipale, Makenna Witzke and Rylee, Rochelle and Devin Witzke; four sisters, Janice Holmstrom of Grafton, WI, Linda (Dwayne) Kay of Storm Lake, Kathy (Mike) Elston of Madrid and Shari (Wayne) Raveling of Storm Lake; three brothers, Richard (Betty) Witzke of Newell, Tim Witzke of Newell and Kent (Shayla) Witzke of Ringsted; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, James.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, October 22 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Memorials should be sent to the family.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Hope Lutheran Church
3857 East 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, October 23, 2008
11:00 AM
Newell Cemetery
Newell, IA US
Friday, October 24, 2008
10:00 AM