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Ronald L. Colsden

January 8, 1933 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 89)


Funeral Services for Ronald L. Colsden, age 89, of Norfolk, will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 29th, at the New England Congregational Church in Stanton.  Reverend Linda Mohr will officiate.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28th at the church.  Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery.  The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.  Home for Funerals – Stanton is in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 at The Heritage at Fountain Point in Norfolk.

Ronald LeRoy was born January 8, 1933 on the family farm north of Pilger to Carl and Blanche (Smith) Colsden.  He graduated from Stanton High School in 1951 and attended Wayne State College on a music scholarship.  During the Korean War, Ronald worked at the Nebraska Ordinance Plant near Mead, Nebraska.

On November 16, 1952, Ronald married Ruth Inhelder at the New England Congregational Church in Stanton.  The couple was blessed with four children: Steven, Susan, Kevin and Karen.  Ruth passed away in 2004.

On February 3, 2011, Ronald married Joy Ann (Scherer) Denney at the United Methodist Church in Stanton.

For a short time, Ronald was a delivery driver for Omar Bakery.  Then, he served as a salesman and district manager for the Moorman’s Feed Company.  Ronald retired in 1989.

In retirement, he was district manager for Ralco Feed Company for 10 years and also worked for the American Courier Service. 

Ronald was a member of the New England Congregational Church in Stanton, the Norfolk Men’s Chorus, and served as a certified lay speaker for Gideon’s International.

He is survived by his wife Joy Ann Denney Colsden, children Susan Lueders (Larry Palmer) of Norfolk, Kevin Colsden (Teresa Lange) of Stanton, and Karen (Tom) Unger of Norfolk, daughter-in-law Betty Colsden of Norfolk, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, stepson Terry Denney of Omaha,  brother Lyle Colsden of Kearney, special goddaughter Julie Wheeler, and nieces and nephews.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth, son Steven, grandson Joshua, brothers Allen and Eldon, sisters Beulah Colsden and Lyla Grevson, and two great granddaughters Allie Mae Colsden and Ashley Chinana.  

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July 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New England Congregational Church
805 Oak Street
Stanton, NE 68779

Funeral Service
July 29, 2022

3:00 PM
New England Congregational Church
805 Oak Street
Stanton, NE 68779

Video is available for this event

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