Obituaries

Ronald ‘Ron’ Glaspie

Ronald “Ron” Eugene Glaspie, 85, of Cottage Grove died June 9, 2020. Ron was born April 3, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa, to parents Robert and Leola (Dietz) Glaspie.

He graduated from high school and attended some college. Ron served as a United States Marine during the Korean War. He married Judith James on Aug. 18, 1956, in Waterloo, Iowa. Ron worked as a machinist for John Deere for 10 years and Weyerhaeuser for 23 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3473 in Cottage Grove. Ron loved making anything out of metal and wood, he was very crafty. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Judith; son Robert Glaspie; son James (Theresa) Glaspie; and daughter Sherrie (Dennis) Miller, all of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren; Lacey, Kaylee, Josh, Sarah and Shelby, and six great-grandchildren; Kinsley, Libby, Branson, Kolten, Weston, and Madisyn. Ron is preceded in death by his grandson Brian Robert Glaspie. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.