Ronald “Ron” Lovelace, 82, Browerville, died May 22, 2019 at the Little Falls Care Center, Little Falls, after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial Services will be held Weds., May 29 , at 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church, Motley, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples at a later date.
Ron was born February 14, 1937 at the Bertha Hospital, Bertha, to Ivan and Alta (Hable) Lovelace. He was raised on a dairy farm and attended country school and high school in Staples. He entered the U.S. Air Force following his 17th birthday. Ron trained in missile technology, installation and while in the air force he worked with the Titan missile program. He married Terry (Ethel) Rencountre on May 31, 1958 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Following his discharge from the service, he worked as a chauffeur for a time for George Marshall, Director of the movie, “How The West Was Won”. Ron went on to work for the Peter Kiewit Co. doing Minuteman Missile installations for two and one-half years. The family also spent some time in Utah and sharecropping in Wyoming, before returning to the family dairy farm near Browerville, where they farmed from 1965 to 1975. They began over the road trucking and continued for 38 years until retiring in 2013, when they returned to Browerville. Ron served as a court-appointed foster parent, fostering older children who eventually went into the service or back to live with their families.
Ron is survived by his wife of 61 years; one son, Robert of Northglenn, CO; one daughter, Lorretta (Kevin) Ely of Westminster, CO; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Marvel Bartylla of Browerville and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Jane Mae Lovelace and one son, Michael Lovelace in 1973.
Arrangements are with the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Staples.