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|Ronald Dwight Reid
December 8, 1933–July 14, 2010
|Ronald D. Reid, 76, of Onslow, Iowa, died on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A celebration of his life was held at 10 A.M., Monday, July 19, 2010, from the Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation was from 2 to 6 P.M. on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from the Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial was at the Clay Cemetery, rural Onslow, Iowa, where full military rites were accorded.
Ronald Dwight Reid was born at home in Clay Township, Jones County, Iowa, on December 8, 1933 to Edwin Eugene Reid and Francis M. (Post) Reid. He graduated from Onslow High School in 1952 and attended the Iowa State Teacher's College. He then became a veteran of the U. S. Army, earning the rank of corporal. He married Carol Alice Stickley on November 27, 1955. She preceded him in death on October 6, 1975. He married Sherri Jo Wells Hicks on July 21, 1977, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Ronald worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa briefly, and then became a farmer, farming the Clay Township family farm. He spent his entire life on the multi-generational family farm.
Ronald was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Onslow, American Legion Post #259 of Wyoming and the Jones County Cattlemen's Association. He had served as a Clay Township Trustee and as the secretary/treasurer of the Clay Cemetery Association. Ronald loved his family first and foremost. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling and watching sports.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Sherri Jo Reid of Onslow; sons, Mark (Mary) Reid of Wyoming, Dwight (Ann) Reid of Onslow, Curtis (Lynette) Reid of Broken Arrow, OK, Bryon (Heidi) Hicks of Maquoketa, and Scott Hicks of Maquoketa, Iowa; seventeen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Wanda Becker of Maquoketa, IA, and Mary (Peter) Doyle of Bella Vista, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Carol.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the Clay Cemetery Association.
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