Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ronald L. "Ron" Barkhoff, 69, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Magnolia, Iowa, the son of Russell and Lillian (Herman) Barkhoff. On June 21, 1959, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Schoning, who survives.

Additional survivors include: a son, Shane Barkhoff, of Grantville, Penn.; a daughter, Dawn Young, of Paonia, Colo.; a brother, Larry Barkhoff, of Purdy; a sister, Twila Shearer, of Paonia, Colo.; and four grandchildren, He was preceded in death by his parents.

He received his education in Magnolia and Spirit Lake, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1955, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served until 1959. He was a farm store owner and school bus driver in Colorado until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cassville.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cassville under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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