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“It took me awhile to place Ron but after reading his obituary I recognized him. Don, Dennie and Doris and family, please accept my deepest sympathy....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Gene Keys - Loveland, CO

“So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Spent many nights on walks past the Harris house in Ogden, chatting with everyone. Don,Dennis, Doris - I think...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Susan (Smittle) Cessac - NM

“Diane, our sympathy to you & your family. We remember visiting with you & Ron at our last class reunion. May God give you strength as you go through...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Betty & Gene Svensen - LaVista, NE

“Diane and family, We have many memories of Ron in years past-Eldo as a friend through OHS and Pam as a classmate of Diane's. Our most recent memory...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Pam & Eldo Wenger - Stockton, CA

“I would like to extend my sympathy to all of Ron's family. Ron was in my industrial arts classes at Ogden High School. He did a great job. Tom...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Kieffer - Ogden, IA

“My sympathy to you, Diane, and your family. Through the years of our class reunions, I always enjoyed a talk with Ron, seeing his ready smile,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Carole Beckman Boon - Carmichael, CA

“Dianne, Doris & your families. So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I haven't been in touch for many years but every time I go back to Ogden I think...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA


Ronald "Ron" LaVerne Harris, 73, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his home following a long illness. Friends may visit with the family at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Services: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at Community United Methodist Church, in Ogden, by the Rev. Marge Smalley and Rev. Gary Hoyt. Friends may visit with the family Thursday after 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden. Carson-Stapp Funeral Home is serving the family in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Ron is survived by his wife, Dianne; two sons, Shawn (Desiree) Harris of Ludlow, MA and Gavin (Michelle) Harris of Marion; three grandchildren, Aaron, Taylor and Sean Harris; two brothers, Donald (Sharyn) Harris of Marion and Dennis (Marlys) Harris of Northfield, MN; a sister, Doris Winebrenner of Des Moines, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ronald was born on October 25, 1941 in Boone, to John and Mildred Last Harris. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1959. He enlisted in the Air Force and served on active duty from 1963 to 1967 and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He was married to Dianne Engleen on October 18, 1964 in Ogden. He worked for MidAmerican Energy Company for 25 years and retired in 1997. After his retirement he worked for Colony Heating from 1999 to 2014. He was a member of the American Legion Post 727 Military Honor Guard.
Ron was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed NASCAR racing, liked to watch golf, and solve crossword puzzles. He always looked forward to having his family gather together for a cookout.
Instead of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of Mercy, 315 18th Avenue
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233.