Ronald Carl Klingbeil was born Oct. 9, 1936, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars. He was the second-born son to his proud parents Gertrude Evelyn (Smith) and Paul Carl Klingbeil, and a twin brother to Donald. Ron attended country school and Union School prior to graduating from Remsen-Union High School in 1955. Following high school, Ron worked for a short span of time in Sioux City and then served in the National Guard Reserves for six years.
Ron and his two brothers purchased an airplane together and the three, found great joy in flying and also, raising mink.
In Ron's earlier adult years, and for numerous years, he and his close friend, Dale Sanow farmed together. Ron continued to farm the rest of his life. Along with farming, Ron was also employed at Tyson Foods, Inc. in Cherokee for the last 22 years.
Ron and Linda Kay Warburton were united in marriage at the Mount Pleasant Church, rural Marcus, on Sept. 20, 1969. Ron and Linda became the proud and busy parents of three children.
Some of Ron's interests included reading the newspaper, attending family gatherings, collecting John Deere memorabilia, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is described as a very even-tempered, family man with a great sense of humor. Following the closure of the Mount Pleasant Church, Ron and Linda attended the Cleghorn Christian Church.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents, Paul and Gertrude Klingbeil and his brother-in-law, Larry Warburton.
Ron is survived by his wife, Linda Klingbeil of Marcus; his two daughters, Amy (Mark) Nellis of Melvin and Emily (Russ) Hanson of Marcus; his son, Scott Klingbeil (Jennifer Miller) of Marcus; his two brothers, Donald (Dawn) Klingbeil of Remsen, Iowa and Robert (Patricia) Klingbeil of Remsen and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Warburton of Sioux City. He will be dearly missed by his six grandchildren, Shane, Dylan and Lily Nellis and Danica, Taylor and Dalton Hanson, and numerous other relatives and friends.