Ronald Russell Mastain, 81, of Reinbeck, formerly of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
He was born January 23, 1934, in Hudson, son of Russell and Elsie (Ramundt) Mastain. Ron graduated from Hudson High School in 1952. On April 11, 1954, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Malcomson at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. She preceded him in death in July of 2008.
Ron farmed until retiring in 2010. He was a long-time Pioneer Seed Grower. Ron served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Action Post #242, Hudson AmVets Post #82, Grundy County 40/8, and the VFW.
He enjoyed many hunting trips out west, fishing trips up north, and he refinished furniture for years.
Ron is survived by his "adopted" brother, children, grandchildren, and a special friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife.
Funeral service for Ron will be held Monday, January 25, 2015, at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck, with Pastors Terry Plocher and Harry Wach to officiate. Burial will follow the service at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 24, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church, in Reinbeck.
Memorials may be directed to the family, to be designated to a charity of their choice at a later time.
Ron always enjoyed a good card game and sharing a beer and a story with friends and family.