Ronald R. Stone, 40, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City.
Ronald was born Aug. 24, 1963, in Sioux City, the son of Richard R. and Carol L.(Rea) Stone. He married Kathy L. Solomon Nov. 17, 1995, in Las Vegas.
A 1981 graduate of Sioux City North High School, Ronald was an active wrestler and a photographer for the yearbook. He then worked with his father at the Sioux City distribution office of the Des Moines Register. He also operated a service station in Leeds where he cultivated his love for repairing and restoring cars. He then moved to Pella, and worked at Pella Corp., a clothing manufacturer. He came back to Siouxland where he was co-owner operator of Ideal Cleaners of Le Mars with his wife, Kathy.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, repairing cars, and playing cards. He was a long-time member of Morningside Masonic Lodge #615 AF&AM, and was installed as Master of the lodge in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; daughters, Mikayla, Whitney and Mariah; a son, Eric; his mother, Carol and her husband, Mack Lewis, of Sioux City; and two sisters, Cindy Meylor and her husband, Michael, of Milford, and Tracy Jackson and her husband, Tom, of Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; and his grandparents Fred and Leone Rea and Robert and Viola Stone.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Steven Brodersen of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dale Staggs, Heath Husk, Dale Gaul, Dave Jacobsen, Rich Uhl and Mark Trowbridge.