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Ronald Gene Bales

November 23, 1932 February 13, 2019
Ronald Gene Bales
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Obituary for Ronald Gene Bales

Ronald Gene Bales, 86, of Winterset, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter.

Ron was born on November 23, 1932, at Lucas County, Iowa to Pearl and Wilma (Crooks) Bales. Ron served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was married on July 18, 1964 at Winterset to Joyce Ann Halterman. Ron and Joyce have been residents of the Winterset area since 1975. He had worked for International Harvester in Des Moines as a diesel mechanic for 46 years, retiring in 1996.

Ron is survived by his wife, Joyce Bales of Winterset; children, Roger, Ron, Mike, and LuAnn Sailors; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Wilma (Crooks) Bales; son, Richard; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be directed to EveryStep Hospice.

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - Collins Chapel in Winterset. Online condolences may be left at

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