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Ronald  Eugene Glasgo
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Obituary for Ronald Eugene Glasgo

Ronald Eugene Glasgo, 81, of Essex, Iowa, passed away Monday afternoon, February 27, 2017 at his home.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials are directed to the family. Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Eugene Glasgo, the second son of James Earl and Mary (Hayes) Glasgo, was born on October 10, 1935 in one of the old Henry Fields’ cabins in Shenandoah, Iowa. He grew up in Shenandoah, Anderson and Altoona, all towns in southwest Iowa; attending school in each town. While attending the Shenandoah High School, Ron worked in the meat department of a local grocery store. He and his brother Don supplemented the family income with their wages.

In 1954, Ron went to California and there he married Joyce Kay Hon. They had two daughters, Debra Sue and Trena Star. The couple divorced and Joyce and the girls remained in California while Ron moved back to Iowa to be near his parents. In 1961, he married Ginger Graste in Red Oak, Iowa. They had one daughter, Julia Ann. Ron and Ginger divorced in 1965.

Ron’s third wife, Susan Elaine Helms, was the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle (Carl) Helms. He and Susan were married in Omaha, Nebraska on January 15, 1966. They were blessed with a son, Roger Eugene Glasgo.

Ron was a route salesman in Red Oak and in 1966 bought a small tavern in Lewis, Iowa; he sold it in 1968 and moved his family back to Shenandoah. They lived in southwest Iowa for a time before moving to Brighton, Colorado and then returned back to Shenandoah.

Ron drove trucks most of his life, at one time owning his own, and spent many hours “traveling the highway”. He drove for NaChurs and for the Wal-Mart Company before moving to the Branson, Missouri area in 1992. After the death of his wife Susan in 2008, he returned home to Essex to be near his brothers and sisters.

Ron passed away at his home in Essex on February 27, 2017, following a brief illness, at the age of 81 years, 4 months, and 17 days. In addition to his wife Susan, he was also preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald, Richard, and Jerry.

Ron is survived by his son Roger Glasgo of Columbia, MO, daughters, Trena Bacha and Debbie Marlow, both of Roseville, CA; five granddaughters, Jennifer Keim, Jessica Caballero, Jamie Stockdale, Mandy Anderson and Lauren Wenger; one grandson Eric Boswell; brothers, J.D. Glasgo, Larry Glasgo and wife Lorna, and Bill Glasgo and wife Tish, all of Essex; sisters, Nancy Drake and husband Don, and Connie Quist and husband Doug; other relatives; and many dear friends.

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1:00 PM
Rose Hill Cemetery

Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Graveside Memorial Service

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Rose Hill Cemetery

Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601

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Directed to the Family.

405 W. Thomas Ave
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Directed to the family

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