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Ronald "Ron" Dean May

February 5, 1963 ~ November 17, 2017 (age 54)

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November 21, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Funeral Service
November 22, 2017

1:00 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Visitation with the Ronald's family will be 5 to 7 p.m.  Tuesday, November 21st with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd at O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.  On-line condolences and to order flowers (from O'Leary's Flowers - no delivery fees) click the tab on this page or call direct at 515-981-0700.

Ronald's Life Story

Ronald “Ron” May, the son of Ralph LeRoy and Sandra Lee (nee: Boatwright) May was born February 5, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Ron attended Lincoln High School.  He met Penny Barr while working at Dave’s Standard Oil.  They were married July 30, 1983 at the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.  To this union they had three children, Dennis, Pamela, and Ryan.  Together they made their home in Des Moines and for the past 16 years on their acreage south of New Virginia. 

Ron worked at Iowa Fire Equipment installing Halon safety hoods.  He then worked as a Plasterer with OPCMIA Local 21 for Allied and Heartland Construction Companies. 

Ron will be remembered as an ornery, loving, and caring Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend to all.  His family and friends were most important in his life.  He loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.  He liked to hunt, such as deer, elk, bear, rabbit, and pheasant; and especially enjoyed the comradery that went along with it.   Ron was an avid sports fan, watching everything from the Little League World Series to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Ron died peacefully surrounded by those he loved at his home on Friday evening, November 17, 2017.  He lived 54 years, 9 months and 12 days.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph May in 2007; his grandparents; and his four uncles, Morris, Floyd, Gary and Michael.

Those left to cherish his legacy are his mother, Sandy of Des Moines; his loving wife, Penny; devoted children, Dennis (Paula) of Indianola, Pam (John) of Osceola; and Ryan (Calley) of Norwalk; cherished grandchildren, Taylor, Peyton, Donovan, Makayla, and Charlotte; two brothers, Danny (Tonya) of Indianola, and Timmy (Lorrie) of Des Moines; and a host of family and many good friends.

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