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Ronald I. McCaw

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HARTINGTON — Ronald I. McCaw, 77, Hartington, died Nov. 10, 2021, at Edgewood Vista, Norfolk.

A private family burial will be held, with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Brockhaus Funeral Home, Bloomfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald I. McCaw, son of Clarence “Shorty” and Ruth (Rhode) McCaw, was born July 15, 1944, on the family farm near Dixon. He attended Laurel High School, graduating in 1962. Ronald married Joan McFarland Nov. 7, 1964, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church, Bloomfield. Three children were born to them, Shelly, Patricia and Scott.

Ronald was a member of Christ Memorial United Methodist Church, Bloomfield, where he served as secretary of Methodist Men and was an usher.

Ronald worked at the Gambles Store, Laurel Ready Mix, and Harold White Feeds until the family moved to the farm west of Hartington, where he engaged in farming until he retired in December 2009. Ronald tended bar at the VFW in Hartington, was a Curry Seed dealer, and consigned cattle for Verdigre Livestock Market.

He had a love and passion for farming and was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan; daughters, Shelly (Kevin) Hamilton and Patricia (Scott) Grim, Verdigre; son, Scott, Hartington; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther (Tom) Plahn, Fremont, and Gloria Bohn, Yankton, S.D.; aunts and uncles, Chester and Rita McCaw, Bellevue; Ed and LaRoyce Kollbaum, Omaha; and Joan Rohde, Kearney; and his Edgewood family of the past two and one half years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth McCaw; grandparents; and in-laws, Burt and Margaret McFarland.