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Ronald Chester Wittrock

November 9, 1943 - October 29, 2020
From: Sutherland, IA
Ronald Chester Wittrock

Ronald Chester Wittrock

Born: November 9, 1943
Died: October 29, 2020
Age: 76

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     Ronald Chester Wittrock, the son of Chester and Bertha (Jalas) Wittrock was born November 9, 1943 in Spencer, IA.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Sutherland Bethel Lutheran Church.  He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1962.

     Ron joined the Army Reserves where he served from 1965 to 1971.  After he was honorably discharged from the Army, he returned to Sutherland to marry Carol Anne Schreiner on May 22, 1966.  They raised their family, farmed and ranched north of Sutherland until he retired in 2007 and moved to town and spent the winters in Tucson, AZ.

     Ron enjoyed life; you would find him at the local coffee shop early in the morning visiting and telling stories with his friends, even though he didn’t like coffee.  He spent a lot of time outdoors, including hunting and fishing.  Ron loved spending time with his wife and children.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.  He was a member of Sutherland Ruritan, Sutherland Bethel Lutheran Church, past member of the Sutherland Elevator Board and enjoyed being a volunteer at the Tucson Rodeo Museum.

     Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Streufert; father, Chester Wittrock; mother, Bertha (Jalas) Wittrock and great granddaughter, Charlotte (Charlie) Guy.

     He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; a daughter and her husband, Deb and Jim Schueder of Fort Dodge, IA; a son, Jim Wittrock of Sutherland, IA; a daughter and her fiancé, Jean Churchill and Alan Gardner of Council Bluffs, IA; eight grandchildren: Bailey Schmidt and his fiancé, Carissa Bayne, Ben and Hope Schmidt, Josh, Luke and Katie Wittrock, Nicole and Justin Guy, Adam Owen and Haley Churchill; brother-in-law, Jim Streufert and his children, Cherie and Shane; many relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 2, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.
Masks are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Brett Witmer
CASKET BEARERS
Bailey Schmidt
Ben Schmidt
Adam Owen
Luke Wittrock
Josh Wittrock
Justin Guy
Michael Horseman
Barry Maass

HONORARY
Jim Johnson
Joe Sweeney
Paul Magnussen
Steve Steinert
Jim Haht
VISITATION
Will begin at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland.
MUSIC
"Amazing Grace"
By Faith Jalas

Congregational Hymns
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagle's Wings"
INTERMENT
Waterman Cemetery
Sutherland, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:34 AM
“Carol, I was so shocked to see this—my sincere condolences to you and family. May the Lord help you each day with His comfort. I enjoyed talking with Ronnie when we had our class reunion. Prayers”
- Lonna McEwen
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:34 AM
“So sorry to read this. Seems like I just talked to both of you somewhere, maybe at Phil's visitation. You have ;my sympathy!!”
- Sandra Dau
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:34 AM
“Carol & family, we are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Fred & Shirley Sorensen
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
- Chris & Roxanne Samsel
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:48 PM
“Carol and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
We really enjoyed knowing him as a neighbor at fieldstone. He was always happy and chatty! It was a pleasure to have known him. Cherish the memories, I’m sure he leaves you with plenty. Prayers sent for comfort. 🙏”
- Lloyd , Becky Holter
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“I've known Ronnie my whole life. It is strange to know that he is no longer on this earth, but instead, he is in heaven. I know my dad was the first one at heavenly gates to open them for Ronnie where they can talk about fishing and hunting. I will miss him. Hugs to the whole family.”
- Carolyn and Steve Nelson
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“We are so sorry for this loss of such a fun beautiful person. He will be so so missed. Our Love is with this family and our friends. ”
- Steve and Jill Morgan
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:11 PM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Leonard Gardner II
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