Ronald P. Smith

Jul 4, 2021
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Public Service will be held at 10 AM Thursday July 8, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City


Public Visitation will be held from 4-6PM  Wednesday July 7,2021 at the La Porte City Funeral Home with a rosary at 3:30 PM. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday


West View Cemetery in La Porte City; Military rites will be performed by the La Porte City American Legion Post #207.


May be directed to La Porte City American Legion Post # 207


  Ronald P. Smith, age 81, of La Porte City, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his home.He was born on August 19, 1939, in Muscatine, the son of Paul and Pauline Smith. He graduated from Waucoma High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army until his honorable discharge. He married JoAnn Ambrosy on April 16, 1966, at Mt. Caramel Catholic Church in Eagle Center; they were later divorced.
  Ronald worked as a pattern maker at John Deere for 38 years until he retired. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and La Porte City American Legion post #207. Ronald enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities, watching sports - especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Chicago Bears football, and Iowa Hawkeye Athletics.
  Survivors include: two daughters, Lesa (Duane) Powell and Beth Bohnsack, both of La Porte City; three sons, Michael Smith of La Porte City, Matthew (Melissia) Smith, and Nicholas Smith, both of Waterloo; a brother, Dan Smith of Indianapolis IN; and a sister, Dodie Denkinger of Johnston; nine grandchildren, Darian Powell, Dylyn Powell, Dayton (Austin) Schmit, Delaney (Jeff) Bates, Rachel Bohnsack, Brayden Bohnsack, Finnegan Smith, Carson Paul, Ella Paul; and two great-grandchildren, Mya and Cannan.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Robert Franklin, and a granddaughter Emily Bohnsack.

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  1. Michelle Allen | Jul 06, 2021
    thinking of you all we sure had some great memories hanging out. Your dad was very special to my dad and our family. I am glad i got to visit with him at dads celebration. Sending thoughts and prayers love you all. Michelle Kemp Alle.
  2. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Jul 06, 2021
    Sue and I extend our sympathy and prayers to all the family members. Ron was on the school board when I was hired, and he was always supportive of our schools.  He put up a great battle against a vicious disease. Rest in Peace, Ron.

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