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Ronald Ray Reed
Ronald Ray Reed

March 29, 1936 - June 10, 2024
Born in Orchard, Nebraska
Resided in Windsor Heights, Iowa
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Ronald Ray Reed, 88, passed away June 10, 2024, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born March 29, 1936, in Orchard, Nebraska to Ernest Ray and Edna Mae (Bridge) Reed.

Ronald was valedictorian of Orchard High School in 1954. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity January of 1959. He graduated on Saturday and started his career as a Civil Engineer at Pittsburg - Des Moines Steel where he worked for 41 years, being a department head for 30 of those years. He retired in 2000 at age 63.

Ronald married Bonnie Beth Burival on July 14, 1959. To that union four children were born, Steven, Kelly Ann, Julie Lynn, Richard Roy. He was a member of St. Pius X Holy Name Society and was active in the Pastoral and Funeral Choirs with the church.

Ronald was an avid fisherman, vacationing with Bonnie and family every summer.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; Son, Steven Ronald (Cathi) Reed; daughters, Kelly Ann Cornell, Julie (Kosta Callas) Reed; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and sister, Karma Trease. He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant son, Richard Roy.

Visitation will be 10 AM - 11 AM, Thursday, June 20, 2024, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery. Family will have a fellow ship luncheon back at the church following the burial.

Livestream and recording of the service may be viewed on Ronalds' obituary at www.ilesCares.com

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ilesCares.com

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel

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Visitation
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 20, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Funeral Mass
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 20, 2024
11:00 AM
Burial
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, June 20, 2024
12:15 PM
Reception
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, June 20, 2024
1:00 PM

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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322