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Ronald P. Seuntjens

May 29, 1932 September 18, 2014
Ronald P. Seuntjens
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Ronald P. Seuntjens Mapleton, Iowa - Ronald P. Seuntjens, 82, of Mapleton, Iowa and formerly of Danbury, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. The funeral Mass will be Monday, September 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury with Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Danbury. Visitation will be Sunday, September 21 St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury after 4:00 p.m. Rev. Terry Roder will officiate at the Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus Rosary Service. Visitation will resume at the church Monday from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time. Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton and Danbury is in charge of the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences on line at Ronald Peter Seuntjens was born May 29, 1932, on a farm north of Danbury, Iowa, the son of Siebert and Clara (Ortner) Seuntjens. He grew up on the farm and first attended country school. In 1950, he graduated from Danbury Catholic High School. Along with working with his dad on the farm, Ron worked on the construction of Hwy 175 between Mapleton and the Ida-Woodbury County line. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Danbury area and began his life long career in farming and raising livestock. On June 23, 1956, Ron married Lois Weber at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. They lived on the same farm that Ron moved to as a child in 1940. It was there that they raised their four children. In 1987, they moved to their farm north of Mapleton, Iowa. Lois passed away May 30, 1999. Ron married Marilyn Lindblom September 6, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. They made their home in Mapleton. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury where he faithfully served as Parish Director for 27 years and was an avid supporter of the Danbury Catholic School. He was a past Grand Knight and a member of the Garrigan 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was an active member of the American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 of Danbury. Ron raised "good black cattle" and was involved in the Iowa Cattleman's Association as well as the National Cattleman's Association, attending their annual convention for over 25 years at many different locations throughout the United States. The Superior Livestock Auction Company recognized his success in cattle production. He also raised hogs, and was named an Iowa Master Pork Producer in 1985. Ron was also known to do a lot of farming "going down the road". He was instrumental in reviving the Danbury Corn Days annual celebration, serving as Chairman of the Corn Days Committee when it was reinstated in 1975. He enjoyed the many winter trips with family and friends to the southern states, mainly Arizona and Southern California. Those family members left to hold onto their memories of Ron include his wife, Marilyn; his four children, Stan Seuntjens and his wife, Lisa, of Mapleton, Brian Seuntjens of Danbury and his friend Robin Obman of Lake View, Iowa, Sharyl Bruning and her husband, David of Mapleton, and Brice Seuntjens of Alton, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Julie Bruning of Eagan, Minnesota, Amy Card and her husband, Tim of Onawa, Iowa, Jeffrey Bruning and his wife, Melissa of Sioux City, Iowa, Sam Seuntjens and his friend, Rhylie Wold of Anthon, Iowa, Dylan Seuntjens of Danbury, Courtney Seuntjens and her friend, Mike Pithan, Mac Seuntjens, and Tanner Seuntjens all of Danbury; three great grandchildren, Ledger Seuntjens, Lily Pithan, and Andrew Card; two step-children, Terri Lindblom of Denver, Colorado and Rod Lindblom and his wife, Tracey of Sioux City; three step-grandchildren, Matt Lindblom of Sioux City, Alex Lindblom of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Payton Dobrovolny of Sioux City; siblings, Rita Dirksen of Danbury, Cleo Seuntjens of Omaha, Nebraska, and Helen Kelley and her husband, Gary of Sioux City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tootie Seuntjens of Danbury, Leo Weber and his wife, Helen of Mapleton, Vernal Weber and his wife, Evonne and Alice Weber all of Mapleton, Carole Barkley of Sioux City, Ellen Weber of Danbury, and Tom Thiel of Renton, Washington; and with many extended family members. Along with his first wife, Lois, Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Siebert and Clara Seuntjens; and two brothers, Clair Seuntjens and Father LeRoy Seuntjens. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Maple Heights Nursing Home for the care and kindness extended to Ron and his family during his three year residence there.


Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Danbury, Iowa


Sunday, September 21, 2014 After 4:00 p.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Danbury, Iowa
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