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Papenberg, Ronald 74

> 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

> 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

> step-children.

> 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.


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