In Memory of Ronald Tiffany

Ronald Tiffany
Ronald Tiffany
Born: March 9, 1945
Died: December 25, 2016
Age: 71
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Ronald Tiffany
March 9, 1945 - December 25, 2016
From: Nevada, IA

Ronald J. Tiffany, age 71, of Nevada, died Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada, with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Collins, Iowa.  Visitation will be held at the church on Friday one hour prior to services.  A memorial fund has been established in Ronald’s name.

Born March 9, 1945, in State Center, Iowa, Ronald was the son of John C. and Lois A. (Elliott) Tiffany.  He grew up in rural Collins and was a lifelong resident of Story County.  Ron graduated from Collins High School in 1963.  He married Kathy Mayo in Nevada on June 25, 1965.  They were blessed with one daughter, Shelley.  The family enjoyed fishing and spending time at their cabin on Lake Louise in Alexandria, Minnesota.

In earlier years, Ron hunted squirrel, pheasant, and rabbit, which made for many tasty meals.  He later kept up his skills by doing some target shooting.

Ron was employed as an assembler at John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny for 33 years, retiring in 1997.  He then began a new career of building beautiful pieces of furniture including coffee tables, stereo cabinets, china hutches and jewelry armoires, for his home as well as for other family members and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; a daughter, Shelley Tiffany of Nevada; and three sisters, Lin (Bill Hunt) Tiffany of Englewood, CO, Dee (James Cochran) Tiffany of Kansas City, MO, and Cindy (Dave) Henry of Goodyear, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Ronald and his family.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:29 AM
“kathy i hope by now you have had time to catch your breath was so glad i got to come to ronnies visitation arthur etnier is not doing well wish i had gottn an email address for one of his sisters can u or will u send me one of them if something happens to art i woul like to make sure they know my phone number is also maxwell 387 1210 thank you an thinking o u verlie may

- verlie may huggins
Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12:22 PM
“Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Another good one is gone.”
- mary ann mcintire
Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10:31 AM
“sorry for your loss, Enjoyed working with Ron , we spent some yrs together on the graindrill line Deere, he taught me a lot, He was a hard worker with very fast hands, every move counted. Also he made ours jobs easier and fun. Great guy Tiff as he was called''''''''”
- Jack Dhabalt
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this! I have so many wonderful memories of fun times with you and Ron "back in the day"! You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.
- Kae (Robertson) Stratton
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM
“I am sorry for your loss Kathy and Shelley. Ron was a very kind and giving man. Thoughts hugs and prayers are being sent your way.”
- Holly Tuttle
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM
“Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know your are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Jane Page
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11:00 a.m.
Friday, December 30, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Chris Waddle


One hour prior to services
Friday, December 30, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, Iowa


Evergreen Cemetery
Collins, Iowa