Ronald Gene Swartzendruber, 82, of Worland died April 7, 2019 in Perry, Utah. He was born August 20, 1936 in Iowa County, Iowa to Rolla Swartzendruber and Theresa (Hershberger) Swartzendruber. He was raised in Kalona, Iowa and attended Iowa Mennonite School, graduating with the class of 1955. Ron married Pauline Conrad in 1959. They later divorced. Following his first marriage, he lived in Minnesota and attended a lab technician school. They moved to Wyoming in 1960.
Ron married Aldeen (Peterson) Russell in 1978. He worked at Washakie Memorial Hospital as a lab technician until he retired in 1998. They wintered in Lake Havasu, Arizona and spent their summers in Worland, Wyoming. Ron enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and being active outdoors. In his last few years he enjoyed playing Keno in Nevada.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Aldeen, and his twin brother Donald. He is survived by Terry Swartzendruber (Debbie), David Russell (Rae Lynn), Rhonda Allmaras (Rick), Bryan Russell (Larry Hoyt), Diane McCaffrey (Todd), Renee Robinson (Sean), 19 Grandkids, and 21 Great Grandkids.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 from 3 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Aldeen Swartzendruber Memorial Nursing Scholarship; care of Veile Mortuary, P.O. Box 730, Worland, WY 82401. Arrangements have been entrusted to Veile Mortuary.
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