Ronald  Eide
Ronald Eide

May 3, 1943 - March 25, 2024
Born in Ankeny, Iowa
Resided in Altoona, Iowa
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Ron Eide died peacefully at home on March 25, 2024. Ron was born on May 3, 1943, to Thorval Eide and Elma Sheppard in Ankeny, Iowa. Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eide, his father, Thorval Eide, his mother, Elma Sheppard, his stepmother, Lorraine Eide, his sister, Nadine Eide, and his brother, Robert Eide. He is survived by his sons Patrick (Virginia) Nath, Chris (Tammy) Nath, Gene (Melissa) Eide, sister, Betty Eide, stepsister Deb Archbold, grandchildren Victoria, Vania, Vivianna, Emili, Tanner, Brooke, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Ron was a Navy Seal who served in the Vietnam War, and was a POW for 8 months. Ron worked at John Deere in Ankeny, Iowa for 30 years until his retirement. Ron enjoyed photography, eating at Cracker Barrel, traveling with his wife around central Iowa to small towns and outdoor locations, and watching crime shows on TV.

A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 12:30 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Westwood Baptist Church in West Des Moines. A 2 PM burial will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for caring for Ron during his illness. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.




Westwood Baptist Church
895 S 60th St
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Thursday, April 4, 2024
12:30 PM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, April 4, 2024