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“Sorry to hear of your loss of a good man. we served in the army together in Germany.You came to viste us in the 80s & we came their also.Never forget...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: larry stitsworth - mishawaka, IN

“Miss you Dad ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Melinda Franklin - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Ron was a very smart, wise man. His family is very blessed to have him in their life! You all are in my prayers! ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: McKenzie Marsh - Bloomfield, IA

“Linda, I wish I was able to be there for you and your family. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Russell - Omaha, NE

“Linda, our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Hugs to you all Dave and Carol Palmer ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Palmer - Ottumwa, IA

“Love and prayers to all of you. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Phillips - Ottumwa, IA

“I will always remember that time Betty and I came out to the farm and Ronnie was out working the barn lot and I went right down there and just...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Heidi Cox - Ottumwa, IA

“Linda and Family, Ron was a very special guy. We enjoyed working with him all those years. He was a hard worker and took alot of pride in his work...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Roger, Rhonda and Dusty Ware - IA

“Ron and Mike were best friends for years. They spent many hours together. We loved him dearly and will miss him so much. Love you Linda and kids....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Connie Coulter - Centerville, IA


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Ronald Gene Rowe, age 72 of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away Friday, December 04, 2015 at his home after a brave battle with Kidney Cancer.

Ronald was born July 12, 1943 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Margorie Elliott. He served his country in The United States Army from 1960-1963. He was united in marriage to Linda Breckenridge on October 11, 1964.

He was a carpet and flooring installer for over forty years. Floor to Ceiling was the last store he worked out of before his retirement. Ron loved his family and his farm. He was most happy on his tractor or bulldozer putting around the fields.

Ronald is survived by his wife Linda; his children, Lori (Mark Peden) Miller of Ottumwa, Melinda Franklin of Ottumwa, Hayley (Eric) Ballew of Marion, Courtney Hammond of Ottumwa, A. Grant of Ottumwa and Taylor Franklin of Ottumwa; Grandaughters, Darcie (Jason) Essary of Bloomfield, Lindsey (A.J. Rachford) Miller of Ottumwa; step-grandchildren, Cassie Young of Ottumwa and Corey Miller of Ely; great-grandchildren, Chloee Essary, Nigel Essary, Alexis Rowe and Aubrey Ballew.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. A memorial has been designated to either the Good Samaritan Hospice or Kidney Cancer Research and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Rowe Family.