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“He wa s as good a Brother as one could wish for! Really miss him!NgZ2m ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Murlyn Ronk - Port St Lucie, FL

“Will miss his smile and laughter ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Gordon Allen - Onawa, IA - Friend

“So very, very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Karen (DeLance) Rang - Mitchell, SD

“To all, I am so sorry. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Kimball - Brevard, NC

“WE WILL ALL MISS YOU HERE IN RIVERFRONT AND AT THE POOL TOO. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR GREAT FAMILY ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: ELEANOR MOORE - Port Saint Lucie, FL

“Melvin, miss you already. Wish we had more time together this winter. Will always remember seeing you on your bike with that big smile. Our Prayers...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Louise Chani - MERRIMACK, NH

“Our condolences to the family for the passing of Melvin. Am so glad we got to visit with then last year even though it was short. Prayers to the...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Eden / Connie Nicklas - KS

“So Very Very Sorry For YOU All. Prayers, Prayers Love & Hugs... ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: PATTY & Tom NIEDERMYER NIEDERMYER - IA

“Judy and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Donna BArry - Council Bluffs

“So very sad to hear of the news of Melvin's passing. A mountain of a man !I loved to hear him tell his stories and the way he laughed. We enjoyed...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Hanigan - Dunlap, IA - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. He was such a good and kind man and he will be missed. Bobbie Ford ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Ford - Moorhead, IA

“We are so very sorry to hear about Melvin. Our thoughts and prayers go to you Judy, Lyle, Lee and Kari and families. Melvin was such a greatneighbor...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Richard and Jean Houston

“Godspeed Cousin, Godspeed ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Alan Ronk - Woodbine, IA - Family


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Melvin Amos Ronk was born on June 23, 1943, to Murlyn and Lillian (Probasco) Ronk east of Woodbine, Iowa and raised near Woodbine. Melvin attended Crystal Rill Country School and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1961. Melvin worked at the Armour Packing Plant in Council Bluffs for a while. He worked at Tom Barry's Standard Gas Station in Woodbine and managed a gas station in Logan for a short time. Melvin married Judy Cary on October 19, 1963, at the Griswold United Methodist Church. The couple lived in Woodbine and then moved to a farm east of Woodbine when he began farming with his folks. They moved to their current farm in 1972. Melvin obtained his insurance and real estate license in the 70's and he worked at the Ronk Koski Insurance Agency and Real Estate. Melvin eventually purchased a semi to haul his grain. He partially retired in 2012.

Melvin was a member of United Methodist Church in Dunlap. He enjoyed farming, family, and most of all laughing. Melvin liked to pick on people and make them laugh. Melvin and Judy began wintering in Florida in 2012.

Melvin died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 73 years, nine months and 17 days.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Judy Ronk of Dunlap, Iowa; three children, Lyle Ronk and his wife Jeanee of Nemaha, Iowa, Lee Ronk and his wife Teresa of Ames. Iowa and Kari and her husband John Lapke of Logan, Iowa; eight grandchildren; parents, Murlyn and Lillian Ronk of Dunlap, Iowa; four siblings, Murlyn F. Ronk and his wife Penny of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Jerry Ronk of Omaha, Nebraska, Nancy and her husband Dennis Resset of Omaha, Nebraska and Terry Ronk and his wife Sally of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and many other relatives and friends.