Kimberling City, MO | Wednesday, January 18 2012 |
Ronald Ernest Delp, 75, formerly of Jerseyville, died suddenly at 4:25 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Kimberling City, Mo.He was born in Jerseyville on March 10, 1936, and was the son of the late Ernest & Beulah (Kraushaar) Delp.Ron grew up in Jerseyville, and graduated from Jersey Community High School. He was employed as an electrical supervisor at Laclede Steel Company in Alton, and after retiring he enjoyed traveling as a full time RV'er until moving to Kimberling City, Missouri, where he was able to enjoy fishing, woodcarving, and going out to eat.He first married the former Barbara Ann Britt on Oct. 1, 1954, in Grafton, and together they shared 38 years together, and were the parents of two sons, before her death on New Years Day, Jan., 1, 1993. He then married Phyllis Robinson on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 1995 in Dow, and they have been blessed to have shared the last 16 years together.Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Delp of Kimberling City, Mo.; a granddaughter & her husband, Marcia Nicole & Cody Dowdy of Wood River; a great grandson, Anthony Dowdy; four step children, Paul Guthrie Jr. of Roodhouse, Vickie Nilssen of St. Louis, Mo., Danny Guthrie of Anaheim, Ca., and Sheila Branham of Jerseyville; eight step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Delp of Edwardsville and Richard Delp of Branson, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Britt of Dow; along with numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, and his first wife, Ronald was preceded in death by his two sons, Brent E. Delp who died in an automobile accident on Jan. 30, 1981, and Mark A. Delp who died of cancer on Sept. 17, 2000; two brothers, Robert Delp and Ernest "Butch" Delp; and three sisters, Patricia Reef, Doris Woolsey, and Brenda Keffer.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday.Burial wil be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.
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Crawford Funeral Home
Crawford Funeral Home