Ron Allen, Sr., age 83, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on August 20, 2019 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Ron was born on November 7, 1935 to Ralph and Margaret (Porter) Allen. Ron married Norma Jean Rodasky on October 29, 1956 in Missouri Valley, Iowa where they had two children, Janet and Ron, Jr. Ron was a farmhand for many years before he began working at Solor Transportation as a mechanic for the remaining of his working years. Ron loved spending time with his family, going camping and making yard-art out of metal. He was a devoted father, husband, brother, grandfather and brother-in-law to many.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, wife (Norma Jean) and son, (Ron, Jr.).
Ron is survived by his daughter, Janet Anderson and husband Dale of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Granddaughters, Jenae Hays of Blair, Nebraska, Laurie Abramson of Gilman, Iowa; Great Grandchildren, Dominick, Andrew, Dakota, CJ, Madison and brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Service at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Connie McWilliams Officiating at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Music Selections “Daddy’s Hands”, “The Old Rugged Cross”.
Final Resting Place Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.
The family would like to invite everyone to the Rand Center for a pot luck following the service at the funeral home.
Foot- Prints In the sand
One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord. After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.” He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you Never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.”