Ronald E. Whitney

OBIT - WhitneyflagELLSWORTH — Ronald E. Whitney, 85, passed away at home in Ellsworth recently from a terminal illness. He was born in Lemars, Iowa, to Claude and Mabel Whitney. After school, he served his country for 11 years.

He leaves behind his wife, Geraldine Merchant Whitney, four children, the loves of his life: Thomas Whitney of Knox, Melodie DeBoer of Ellsworth, Laurel McFarlin and Ardis Pojar, both of Sioux City, Iowa. He cherished numerous grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special friends. His sister Marjorie Wilhelmi, brother Harold Whitney, and two grandsons, Terry and David, passed away before him.

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