FONDA — Ronald D. Rubendall, age 82, of Fonda, Iowa died on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Fonda Specialty Care Center in Fonda.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cedar Cemetery in Fonda. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Fonda. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald (Ronnie) Dean Rubendall was born on December 11, 1936 in Fonda, IA to Anita Heesch Rubendall and Merle Rubendall. Ron was a fan of sports, he was the bat boy for his father, Merle’s semi-pro team “The Cubs”, that played in Fonda in the 1940’s-1950’s. When Ronnie graduated from Fonda Community High school in 1955, he joined the United States Air Force. Ronnie served his country until 1978 when he retired from the military. During his military career Ronnie was stationed in Korea, Germany and Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force, Ronnie came back to work with the family and helped with his father Merle’s harness horses. Ronnie spent some time on the west coast and then returning back to Iowa to make his home in 1992 following his father’s death. Ronnie suffered a stroke in 2007 and lived at the Fonda Specialty Care Center until his death on May 12, 2019. Ronnie loved his family, playing golf, watching sports, old westerns and Diet Pepsi.

Ron was proceeded in death by: his son, Ronald Joe Rubendall; mother, Anita Heesch Rubendall; father, Merle Rubendall; brother, Max Rubendall; sister-in-law, June Rubendall; brother-in-law, Orville Lange.

Ron is survived by his grandchildren: Chris (Amanda Monroe) Rubendall, Cherokee, IA (Lieghton and Sebastian); Tiffany (Eric) Flammang Danbury, IA (Ethan and Emily); Nathan (Violet Neal) Rubendall Fonda, IA (Makenzie Wunschel, Maryann, Nathan Jr., Hunter); Noah Rubendall Fonda, IA (Aidan, Abby); sister: Gwendolyn Rubendall Lange, Fonda, IA; brother: Harold Rubendall Fonda, IA; sister-in-law: Ardella Rubendall Fonda, IA; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.