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Edwin "Ron" Placek

November 29, 1950 — October 26, 2020

Logan

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Edwin Ronald Placek was born on November 29, 1950 in Omaha to parents Edwin and Evelyn (Belsky) Placek. He grew up in South Omaha and attended St. Thomas More Catholic School and graduated from South High in Omaha in 1968. Ron worked for a painting contractor after high school and joined the Army National Guard. On July 12, 1975, Ron married Vicki Bertelsen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth. The couple lived in Omaha for a few years and then moved to the Logan area.  Ron worked for Farm Credit Service for 12 years as a painter, then as a jailer for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years. After retiring from there, he went to work at Mosaic for four years.

Ron was a member of the Logan United Methodist Church. He loved to play scrabble, fish, golf, watch sports. He was an avid Husker fan. He helped coach his kids in their little league sports. He was very proud of his kids and grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them.

Ron died on Monday, October 27, 2020 at the Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs at the age of 69 years, ten months and 27 days.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bobbie and Rick Placek. He is survived by his wife Vicki of Logan; three children, Matt Placek and his wife Jessica of Mondamin, Iowa, Andy Placek and his wife Sarah of Woodbine, Iowa and Sarah and her husband Scott Moss of Logan; eight grandchildren; father-in-law, Calvin Bertelsen of Logan; three sisters-in-law, Teresa Placek of Omaha, Sandy and her husband Dave Harmelink of Orange City, Iowa and Sherry and her husband Mike Wohlers of Pisgah, Iowa; brother-in-law, Harold Bertelsen and his wife Delila of Beebeetown, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

1:00 - 2:30pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church

302 E 8th St, Logan, IA 51546

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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United Methodist Church

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