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January 23, 2019 James H. Ronan
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1931 - 2019

James H. Ronan, 88, of Lone Tree, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Jim. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

James Henry Ronan was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of James S. and Nina L. (Clark) Ronan. Jim was a 1949 graduate of Lone Tree High School. On Sept. 6, 1949, Jim married his sweetheart, Wanda E. Mills, in Lone Tree. He was a farmer his entire life in the Lone Tree area and drove a school bus for Lone Tree Community School from 1964 – 1976 and then again from 1989 – 2004. Jim had also worked at Rath Packing as a hog buyer and the University of Iowa. Jim enjoyed hunting and his ponies, and dearly loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jim will be deeply missed by his wife of 70 years: Wanda of Lone Tree; children: Daniel Ronan of Lone Tree, Jan (Richard) Buchmayer of Solon, James Ronan of Lone Tree and Jon (Traci) Ronan of Lone Tree; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson: Sanders Moffitt; daughter-in-law: Sandy Ronan; son-in-law: Charles See; and sister: Marilyn Pequignot.

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