Ronald Meinhard Klink was born November 29, 1942, the son of Meinhard and Amanda Klink. He passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa, at the age of seventy-five.
Ron was baptized in Christ at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa, December 11, 1942, and received his education at the Denison High School. On November 27, 1965, Ron was united in marriage to Karen Jacoby at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, officiated by Father White.
His years of employment began after high school at Iowa Beef Processors, then two years at Denison Seed, and then at Earl McCollough’s service station. After his marriage, he worked for Elmer Johnson in Kiron, and 25 years for Golden Sun Feed, where he was very proud to be top salesman, selling 11 tons of Golden Sun Cattle wormer in 1980 and 9 tons in 1981. For 6 years, Ron owned Hometown Caf in Kiron.
Raising sheep, especially Montadales, was a special passion for him and he spent many hours traveling and showing them. He also raised Appaloosa horses of which one stallion placed third at the world finals in Oklahoma City. Hunting deer, bass fishing in local ponds and in Canada with Golden Sun Feeds were some favorite pastimes, but he looked forward the most to his daily trips to the casino. He was also an avid collector of beer steins and Terry Redlin art.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Vernetta. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Karen; two sons, Matt and his wife, Caren and their children, Deegan and Piper; and Mike and fianc Pam and their children, Nicole, Becky and Kyle; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Lois; Maxine; and Donna; other relatives and friends.