> Ronald Papenberg, 74, lifelong State Center area farmer, died
> Wednesday, October 27th, at the State Center Nursing and Rehab Center.
> Per Ron’s wishes, no services will be held. Private family interment
> will be at a later date. For condolences, please visit
> www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Ron
> and his family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
> Born on July 10th, 1941, at the family home in State Center, he was
> the son of Earl and Ruth (Edler) Papenberg. He graduated from the
> State Center High School’s Class of 1959. Ron served in the Army
> Reserves and farmed all of his life.
> On September 14th, 1976, he was united in marriage to Donna
> Bruchlacher. He was blessed with her four children becoming his
> Left to cherish his memory are his wife Donna, four
> step-children- Frank Knights of State Center, Karen Koenig of Hampton,
> Daniel Knights of Waverly and Russell Knights of Grinnell, eight
> grandchildren and one great-grandchild (with one on the way!) as well
> as sister Marlene Stauffer in Oregon three nephews and two nieces.
> In death, he rejoined his parents and only brother, Gary.