Ronald Wilson


Ronald A. Wilson, 88, of Ottumwa, died June 16, 2022 at home.

He was born April 3, 1934 in Ottumwa to Thomas H. and Clara Rolison Wilson. Ronald married Sue Ellen Carter on October 14, 1961 and she preceded him in death on May 5, 2012.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he worked for 15 years for Rock Island Railroad and for 18 years for Pioneer Seed, retiring in 1999.
Surviving are his children, Carla Sue (Jim) Smith of Odessa, MO, Ronda Sue (Donald) Schakel of Des Moines, Dede (Bob) Sherman of Ottumwa, Melody Owens of Des Moines and Ron Wilson Jr. of Chaska, MN; 13grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Wilson of California, Bobby Wilson of Arizona and Tommy Wilson of Florida.

His body has been cremated. No services are planned at this time.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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