Ronald O. Konz, 74, of Alton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Ronald Konz was born Oct. 13, 1930, at rural Alton, the son of John P. And Theresa (Mousel) Konz. Ronald was raised in the Alton area and received his education at St. Mary's Academy from which he graduated in 1948. He then attended Iowa State College at Ames for two years.
On Aug. 14, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea during the Korean War being honorably discharged on Aug. 13, 1954. He then returned to Alton and was employed with Reuter and Schmit Construction in Hospers, until the early 1970s. He was then employed with Schnurr Construction of Hospers until he retired in 1995. In his retirement he did woodworking at his home.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Rosary Society and Floyd Post 220 American Legion all of Alton, Knights of Columbus of Granville, and Sportsman Club of Remsen.
Survivors include one brother, Peter and his wife, Delores of Alton; two sisters and their husbands, Margaret and Wally Lehnertz of Redmond, Ore., and Viola and Ray Krier of Remsen; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Konz of Rock Valley, Agnes Konz of Alton; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Melvin and Ferdinand both in infancy, Francis, Robert, Cletus and his wife, Mary; one sister, Leola and her husband, Omar Ricke.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. John Vakulskas, Msgr. Nicholas Ruba and the Rev. Richard Ball, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton, with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd Post 220 American Legion.
Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Friday). There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Rosary Society, a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and a rosary at 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus all at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers will be Dave, Jack, Kenny, Mike and Rick Konz, Jerry Krier.