Ronald Dean Braga, 83, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 21 at the Eldora Specialty Care in Eldora. The family would like to acknowledge the great care he received from the Eldora staff during his last few years while battling Alzheimer’s. A Celebration of Life Open House for Ron will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday, September 1 the Bethany Lutheran Church, 2712 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls. Creps-Abels Funeral Home of Eldora is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Ron was born on June 21, 1935 in Iowa Falls, the son of D’Vere and Leona Braga. He graduated from the Iowa Falls High School with the class of 1954. After graduation, he served in the US Air Force and was stationed in Turkey and Columbus, Ohio. On September 16, 1961 Ron was united in marriage to Wallis Rae Long in Webster City, Iowa. Ron owned and operated the I. W. Braga & Sons car dealership.
Ron is survived by two sons: Ronald 'Todd' [Connie] Braga of Waukee, Matthew [Wendy] Braga of Madrid; a daughter: Robin Braga-Crogan [Curt] of West Dundee, Illinois; three grandchildren: Cassi [Kyle] Heuer of Waukee, Kelsi [Josh] Gittins of Waukee and Shelbi Braga of Norwalk; five great-grandchildren: Cruz, Bentley and Maverick Heuer and Kennedy and Eliana Gittins of Waukee; siblings Daune Schwebke of Iowa Falls, James Braga of Eldora, Sheri [Archie] Steenhard of Ames, Frances Meyer of Iowa Falls and Steven [Pamela] Braga of Iowa Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife Wallis and an infant daughter: Jill Christine; his parents D'Vere and Leona Braga, brother Gary and sister Denise.
For those wishing to send memorials or condolences, please send them to: Robin Braga-Crogan at 1153 Millsfell Court, West Dundee, IL 60118.