The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 26, 2013

Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Ruggeberg

DELMAR — June 27, 1949 - Feb. 19, 2013

Ronald E. “Ron” Ruggeberg, 63, of Delmar, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  There is no visitation and burial will be at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa.

Ronald Elmer Ruggeberg was born on June 27, 1949 in Anamosa, Iowa, to Ralph E. and Marjorie M. (Martin) Ruggeberg.  He grew up in Delmar and was a 1967 graduate of Delwood High School.  He married Mary Wallace on January 31, 1971 in Delmar, Iowa.

Prior to entering the military, Ron had worked for six months at Caterpillar.  He then served in the U.S. Navy for four years.  Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Caterpillar working as a machinist for over 24 years.

Ron was a member of a Ham Radio Club and had delivered the Quad City Times newspaper with his wife, Mary, for several years.  He and Mary had also worked at flea markets for eight years.

Ron enjoyed motorcycles, dancing, fishing and flea markets.  He was known as a quiet, mild-mannered, down-to-earth person.

Those left to honor Ron’s memory include his wife, Mary Ruggeberg of Delmar, IA; children, Daniel L. (Loun) Ruggeberg of Rochester, MN, and Jeffrey A. Ruggeberg of Rochester, MN; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Paul (Janice) Ruggeberg of Maquoketa, IA, John (Jill) Ruggeberg of Bellevue, IA, and Steven (Marilyn) Ruggeberg of Bellevue, IA; a sister, Linda Mohr of Marion, IA; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis (Bill) Turnis of Bernard, IA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, David Ruggeberg, and a nephew, Scott Ruggeberg.

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