Ronald Francis DeShaw, 56, Elkader, Iowa, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ronald Francis DeShaw, 56, of Elkader, passed away suddenly January 2, 2019, at home.  Ron was born in Manchester, on April 5, 1962, to Francis and Donna (Hilbert) DeShaw.

He was united in marriage to Kandi Pattison on October 3, 1998. Over the years, Ron worked at Cabela’s, Bergan Pork and farmed. In his most recent years, he was a feed truck driver for the Edgewood Feed Mill.

Ron always had a smile on his face and possessed a quick wit and response – aka something smart to say! He loved deer hunting with the Chicken Ridge group.  He was a member of “the chain gang” for Central Football – a “job” he truly enjoyed. Ron was a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Milwaukee Brewers. He enjoyed playing cards, washing his truck – he did not like to see it dirty. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Kandi, of Elkader; his mother, Donna DeShaw of Elkader; his children, Jeremey DeShaw, Rachel DeShaw, Derick (Katie) Schroeder, Melanie (Spencer) Bilden, Blaine

Schroeder, Justin DeShaw; grandchildren, Ashton, Chelsea, Nyle,

Elijah, Peyton and Emerson and one on the way; siblings, Dennis (Linda) DeShaw of Pocahontas, AK, Linda (Chris) Widmar of

Centerville, IA, Tim (Sharolyn) DeShaw of Independence, MO; father and mother-in-law, Ron (Deb) Pattison; mother-in-law, Donna Heath;  sister and brother-in-law, Keri (Paul) Amos; sister and brother-in-law,  Ronnie (Jennifer) Pattison;  sister and brother-in-law, Kelly (Mike) Harkin; brother and sister-in-law, Jim (Val) Reisner; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis DeShaw; brothers, David and Edward DeShaw, his father-in-law, Elton Heath and one nephew, Brandon.

Visitation:  3:00 to 6:00 PM – Sunday, January 6, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader with a 6:00 PM Vigil Service and after 9:30 AM on Monday.

Mass of Resurrection: 10:30 AM – Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Joseph

Catholic Church in Elkader with burial following in the church cemetery.

The Rev. John Haugen will officiate.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with

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