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Ronald Bernard Doran

May 24, 1932 - October 28, 2020
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Everly, IA
Ronald Bernard Doran

Ronald Bernard Doran

Born: May 24, 1932
Died: October 28, 2020
Age: 88

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     Ronald Bernard Doran, the son of Francis and Matilda (Koch) Doran was born May 24, 1932 in Plankinton, SD.  His childhood years were spent in the Hartley and Ocheyedan, IA area where he graduated from 8th grade.

     Ronald married Lois Schroeder on July 8, 1953 in Ocheyedan, IA.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and served until his Honorable Discharge. He farmed his entire career, retiring at the age of 87.  He was a grain farmer and raised livestock, living in Hartley, Everly and Spencer, IA.  Ron farmed with his wife and later Steve joined the farming operation.  Steve and his father farmed together for the next 29 years.

     Ron enjoyed farming, going to farm auctions, dance club, card club, reading the paper and especially spending time with family.  He was a member of the American Legion, and Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, IA.  In his later years he moved to Spencer, Iowa. Many people knew Ron for the great pride he took in everything he owned. He always made it imperative to keep his yard looking sharp at all times. Many of you may have seen him mowing several times a week riding his John Deere mower in the summer months.  In the winter Ron would be seen watching the deer in the back yard and enjoyed reading his daily newspapers. At the first sight of a tractor in the field Ron’s excitement would overcome him and everyone knew it was time to get started with the planting season, Ron spent many sleepless nights trying to finish planting the crop during the spring months. The fall consisted of many long hardworking days and nights for Ron, and he enjoyed every minute of harvesting the crop.

     Ron passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 88.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law Bill Ruml, Ronnie Schroeder, sister-in-law Donna Boslau and her husband Lyle & a nephew, Bob Doran.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife Lois of Spencer, IA 4 children, Linda (Jeremy) Keefer of Spencer, IA, Kayleen (Tracy) Lammers of Sioux Falls, SD, LeAnn Black (Steve Johnson) of Spencer, IA and Steven (Pamela) Doran of Everly, IA; 8 grandchildren, Cody, (Jamie) Lammers, Tara (Ross) Miller, Tonya (Jake) Vitense, Jamie (Steven) Rippy, Preston (Alison) Black, Trevor Black, Colton and Carissa Doran. 8 great-grandchildren, Delany, Kyler, Alaina Lammers, Klaridy Miller, Henry & Remy Vitense, and Keefer & Kennedy Rippy; one brother Duane (Betty) Doran of Everly, IA, one sister Marjorie Ruml of Lake Park, IA; one sister-in-law Karen Schroeder of Akron, IA; other relatives and many friends.


You may watch the funeral service by clicking on the link above.

PRIVATE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES will be held 1:30 P.M., Monday, November 2, 2020 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, Iowa.  Friends are welcome to drive up to the church and tune into the services at 97.7 FM from their vehicle.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Cody Lammers
Tara Miller
Tonya Vitense
Jamie Rippy
Preston Black
Trevor Black
Colton Doran
Carissa Doran

Bob Schoelerman
Ronnie Petersen
Bud Myers
Jack Clark
Public Visitation will be held from 2 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the WARNER FUNERAL HOME IN EVERLY.  Due to the Covid 19 Epidemic the family WILL NOT be present at that time.

"On Eagle's Wings"

"Beautiful Savior"

"The Lord's Prayer"

By Gary Klett

ORGANIST: Cynthia Knapp

Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Dear Lois and family,

Sweet Lois, It's been many years since I've visited with you.
🌺 You have my sincere condolences; may you feel the warm embraces of our Savior guiding & comforting you.”
- Claudia Orwig
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 4:12 PM
“My deepest condolences what a great last ”
- JoAnn Moody
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 4:12 PM
“Lois and Linda, Kayleen, LeAnn and Steve my sincere condolences for your loss. I so enjoyed my brief visits with Ron and I will miss those inspirational events so much Peace be with you all.”
- Roger L Glau
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:35 AM
“So sorry to hear of your earthly loss! He will be missed! Prayers sent for your family!”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“Lois,LeAnn,Linda,Steve ,Kay I was sad when I had heard of Ron's passing. He was a great man. You all are in my thoughts.
Kevin Black”
- Kevin Black
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Loved watching the video of the wonderful family pictures and moments you treasure. Such a beautiful family Lois & Ronnie created. Love & Hugs to all.”
- Connie & Dan Bates
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:24 PM
“Linda and family, so sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my dad in 1979 and still miss him. Thinking of you.”
- Susan Wedel
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:59 PM
“Lois, Steve, and all the Doran family, We send you our sincere sympathy for the loss of Ron. We always enjoyed him and Lois so much when we were following our sons, Seve and Joel together thru highschool activities, especially sports and the play! Many good times shared together. Ron always had a friendly smile and twinkle in his eyes. Definitely on of the good guys. May all your good memories give you comfort at this time of loss. Love and prayers, Vicki and Gary.”
- Vicki and Gary Seversen
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1:17 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We enjoyed getting to know Ron and Lois as next door neighbors and valued our friendship. Our thoughts are with you. May he rest in peace. ”
- Mark and Karen Carey
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1:17 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers at this sad time. ”
- Ann Spooner
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the time we spent together.”
- Virginia Behrens
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family ”
- damon brigham
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“So very sorry to read about Ron. Hoping all your wonderful memories will help you thru this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you!”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“To the family of Ronnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was such a wonderful man. He would always be the first to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by many! ”
- Dana & Nancy Kramer
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. ”
- Tim & Julie Fairchild
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM
“Sorry to hear about Ron's passing You have our prayers.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:40 PM
“I am so sorry Linda. Praying for your family.πŸŽšπŸ™πŸŽš”
- Patty Bremer
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:39 PM
“Lois and family, sending my love and sympathy to you all. ”
- Marcia (Koch) Johns
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Ron passing. May the Lord comfort his family and bring you peace through these sorrowful timed.”
- Karl Brandt
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM
“Lois & family, I’m so sorry. Ron was such a nice guy! At family reunions he always took time to visit with me, often had something funny to say too. It’s always hard to say goodbye... especially to the good guys like Ron.
Much love,
Cousin Sara”
- Sara (Koch) Herman
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Ron will live on in all the memories you all hold dear to your hearts.”
- Dale and Bert Nelson
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:45 PM
“Doran family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Ronald was a very witty and kind person. Our deepest sympathies! Luana & J.J.”
- Luana & J.J. Nair
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you! ”
- dan and cheryl muhlbauer
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Dear Lois and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing! May God give you and the Family Comfort and Strength at this difficult time! Our Sympathy and Prayers! Don and Marlene Loring”
- Marlene (Huls) Loring
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