Ronald Verl Shipley, 72

Ronald Verl Shipley, 72, of Clemons, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at his home and under the care of his loving friends and family.

Memorial services for Ronald will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Ronald and his family.

Ronald Shipley was born on October 10, 1945, in Clemons, Iowa, to Verl and Irene Hauser Shipley. Ronald graduated from West Marshall High School in 1963. He was employed at Fishers for 10 years before pursuing his lifelong dream of farming. On December 10, 1980, Ronald was united in marriage to Jean Doser at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Ronald enjoyed reading, watching westerns, tractor pulls, going to Canada to fish and farming and raising livestock. He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jean. Children: Dawn (John) Jamison, of Laurens, Iowa, Jolene (Mark) Matney, of Ankeny, Iowa, and Travis (Beth) Shipley, of Ankeny, Iowa. He is also survived by grandchildren: Justin Arment, Caleb (Shelby) Jamison, Cara (Nelson) Shimon, Keegan Jamison, Abby Matney, Aidan Matney, great granddaughter Adeline Jamison and grand puppy Bear as well as his siblings: Bev Drew, Donald Shipley, Joanne Swaney, Judi Gard and nieces, nephews and other family members.

Ronald is preceded in death by his daughter in infancy Heather Shipley and parents Verl and Irene.