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Ronald Lee Wangen

Ronald Lee Wangen

September 5, 1949 - February 11, 2024


  • Date: February 16, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schroeder Funeral Homes - Northwood, Iowa

Ronald Lee Wangen, 74, died February 11, 2024 at his home in Northwood. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home in Northwood from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ron was born on September 5, 1949 to Ray and Violet (Swella) Wangen at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Ron went into the Army in April of 1970 and served in Vietnam for a year. He was Honorably Discharged in December of 1971. Ron married Judy Crane in July of 1981. They moved to Northwood in December of 1995. Ron worked for the Glenville School District for 8 years. Later he drove truck, running a consistent route to Wisconsin. Ron enjoyed bowling and golfing, and loved his T.V. He indulged in coffee and sweets. Ron is survived by his: wife, Judy; daughter, Tena (Jason Long) Burnes; sons, Kyle (Suzanne) Cipra, Ryan (Laura) Wangen and Joshua (Brianna Peterson) Wangen; grandchildren, Ian, Christian, Evan, Brooke, Aidan, Odin, Nolan, Hudson; great-granddaughter, Lily; brothers, Dean (Carolyn) Wangen, Wayne Wangen and Guy Wangen; sisters-in-law, Patricia Crane and Maxine Crane; and many nieces and nephews. Ron is preceded in death by his: parents; mother and father-in-law; brother, Kieth; brothers-in-law, LaDon Crane, Richard Crane and Robert Crane.


  • Judy Carlson

  • Nikki Wangen

  • Jo Ellen Hargis

  • Cheryl Lee & Dave Drenth

  • Winnie Goette

  • MaryAnn and Arnie Venem

  • Sheila Hearn (Bluhm)

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Sharyl Ferley

February 17, 2024 - 10:38 AM

Judy and friends and family, you have our sincere sympathy. We pray God's love and comfort for you. May you always cherish memories of Ron. Love and Prayers, Sharyl and Paul Ferley

Sheila Hearn (Bluhm)

February 17, 2024 - 9:48 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. When I think about Ron, the first thing I think of is his smile and sense of humor. Remembering all the laughs hanging out with Tena. The family sure knew how to have fun. Praying for peace, comfort and healing during this time.

MaryAnn and Arnie Venem

February 13, 2024 - 5:30 PM

So sorry to hear that Ron has passed. Ron and I were classmates. We all remember Ron as a really nice guy! Your family has our sincere condolences. May Ron be resting in peace now.

Neil & Barb Lang

February 13, 2024 - 12:42 PM

Our Condolences, Love and Prayers go out to Judy and the family. We just had dinner and a great visit with Ron & Judy a couple weeks ago, it's hard to believe Ron has passed. Rest in Peace Ron. Our Love, Neil & Barb Lang

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