Funeral services were held on Jan. 10, 2009, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. There were military rites by L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the O'Brien-Liberty Township Cemetery, rural Calumet, at a later date.
Ronald was born Feb. 16, 1937 at Dow City to Glenn and Elva (Dalldorf) Igou. He attended Spirit Lake Schools. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp from 1954 until 1957, and was married to Kathy Hesse on Aug. 9, 1980 in Cherokee.
Ronald farmed in the Cherokee and Marcus area, drove Mini-Bus, and also delivered flowers for Rhoadside Greenhouse, retiring in September of 2000. He was affiliated with the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, collecting eagle and horse memorabilia, and watching All-Star Wrestling.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tammy Igou; two grandsons, Tyler and Trevor Nelson; a great-granddaughter, Zarah Johnson and two sisters, Joyce Bond and Glenda Updike.
He is survived by his wife Kathy and five children - Terry Igou and his wife Karen of Hartley; Ronda Johnson of Sheldon; Glenn Igou of Onawa; Marcia Farrell of Cherokee andTina Nelson of Whiting; 15 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Sleik and her husband Dean of Iron Mountain, Mich.; and one brother, Gale Igou