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Ronnie Meeker

January 20, 1950 — June 18, 2023

Woodbine

Ronnie Meeker

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     Ronald Keith Meeker was born on January 20, 1950, in Pisgah, Iowa to Clifford and Mary (Griffis) Meeker. He was the youngest of 13 children. He started school in Woodbine, Iowa but while he was young his family moved to Persia and eventually Beebeetown, so his schooling continued at Tri-Center where he graduated with the Class of 1969. Ronnie was married to Glenda Heim on October 12, 1968. As a teenager, Ronnie started working with his brother, Larry before starting his own business, Meeker Well in 1976. He also started farming Glenda’s parents farm in 1992.

     Ronnie possessed an infectious spirit that was prevalent in all aspects of his life. He had an enormous zest for life and a magnetic personality that drew people towards him. He never failed to bring a smile to those around him with his practical jokes and sense of humor. Ronnie had several hobbies which included working his mules, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and playing cards. Moreover, he never missed an opportunity to show off his amazing skills on the dance floor. Ronnie loved Meekerfest and would look forward to it every year. Ronnie also loved the mountains. One of Ronnie's greatest joys was officiating wrestling matches and sharing his knowledge of wrestling with younger generations. At the age of 72 he finally “officially” received his coaching certification. Above all else, Ronnie will be remembered most for the love he had for his family - His grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart.

     Ronnie died in an accident on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the age of 73 years, four months and 29 days.

     Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ryan Meeker on December 18, 1988; siblings, Margaret Kinsella, Lois Erixon, Darlene Forsen, Clayton Meeker, Wilma Nodean, Merle Meeker, Larry Meeker, Dwight Meeker, Dale Meeker and Maryann Farnsworth; and parents-in-law, Harley and Marvelene Heim. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Glenda Meeker; children, Brenda and her husband Paul Zahner of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and son, Rick Meeker and his wife Leigh of Woodbine; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren with one on the way; sisters, Barbara Meeker of Council Bluffs and Donna Zywiec of Schuyler, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.

A VISITATION FOR RONNIE WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2023, AT FOUTS FUNERAL HOME IN WOODBINE. THE VISITATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 12:00 P.M. ~ 8:00 P.M. FAMILY WILL BE PRESENT FROM 4 ~ 8 P.M. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE AT THE WOODBINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023, STARTING AT 10:30 A.M.

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Visitation

Monday, June 26, 2023

12:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

Family will be present from 4-8 p.m.

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Monday, June 26, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Woodbine Community School

501 Weare Street, Woodbine, IA 51579

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