Ronald (Ronnie) L. Smith, 78, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit with his daughters by his side. A private family graveside service will be held in his honor. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Ronald Smith was born on February 3, 1944, in Mason City to parents LeRoy and Omie (Weitzel) Smith. Ronald attended school in Mason City. He went on to work for Carroll George in Northwood and did so for many years. In 1977, he met the love of his life Linda. In May of 1988, the two were united in marriage. Ronald loved Linda dearly and cared for her until her passing in 2010. Ron and Linda enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren, going for drives and watching TV.
Ronald is survived by his daughters, Shellie (Brian) Bakker and Shannon (Mark) Dodd. Grandchildren; Tyler (Cari) Johanns, Jared (Amanda) Johanns, Maddie, Emily and Sarah Dodd. Great Grandchildren; Trey, Carter, Tiara and Ciara Johanns and Wesley Johanns. Other family includes siblings; Larry Smith (Barb), David Smith (Julie), Beverly Lybarger (Lee), Donna Smith (Joe), Marilyn (Chuck) Sporing, Carolyn (Marty) Pedelty. Sisters-in-law; Garianne Fuller, Devvy Waslick and Darlene Weitzel. Many nieces and nephews also loved Ron.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; parents Omie and LeRoy; brothers, Heiny Weitzel, Richard and Kenny Smith; brothers-in-law Jay and Johnnie Waslick, Charles Lybarger; sister-in-law Alice Smith; son-in-law, Mike Johanns.