Ronald Henze, age 81, of State Center, passed away in the peace and comfort of his home on the afternoon of Friday, April 21st, with family at his side and in care of the Iowa River Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home West Marshall Chapel, 104 West Main Street in State Center. (PLEASE NOTE TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS). He will be laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery at State Center. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234. Memorial contributions may be directed to State Center Fire and EMS.
Born on July 11th, 1941, he was the son of Albert and Kathryn (Basiger) Henze, Jr. He grew up on the farm that his dad did as well. Ron graduated from the State Center High School’s Class of 1959 and the Cedar Rapids School of Business in 1961. Ron was employed at Iowa Electric in Cedar Rapids in bookkeeping when his father broke his leg. He returned home to farm the home place and was also employed at State Center Feed and Grain in bookkeeping for over 27 years.
Ron was a very social and much loved gentleman in the State Center community. He served on the State Center Township, the Kiwanis Club, St. Paul Lutheran and playing cards. He enjoyed winters in Texas, mowing the lawn and time with family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Douglas (Holle) Henze and Randy (Amy) Henze, four grandchildren- Jeffry, Daniel, Ella and Adam as well as many other family members who mourn his loss.
In death, Ron rejoined his parents, sister, Annabelle Winters and a dear friend, Doug Schilling.