Ronald Zelenka, 75 

Ronald Zelenka, age 75 passed away December 1st, 2020 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, IA.

Ronald was born in New Prague, Minnesota on November 19th, 1945 and graduated from New Prague High School in 1963. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army Reserves.  Although Ron started his life in Minnesota, he moved to a farm in Wisconsin where he kept a yearly bond with old friends and family on his annual deer hunts, and worked for the village of Maiden Rock and the Town of River Falls. He then moved on to Iowa for retirement by the lake. Ron enjoyed self employment, making hay when the sun shined, and living life to the fullest. A proud father, always sharing his support, and passing on his knowledge and ideas. The phrase he wanted us to share is “I lived mine!”

Preceded in death by his father Alois Zelenka, mother Helen (Malecha) Zelenka, and step-mother Bessie (Rybak-Tuma) Zelenka. Survived by sisters/brothers: Jane (Zelenka) Malecha, Judy (Zelenka) Menke, Eileen (Zelenka) Glasspole , Jean O’Neill of Prior Lake, Ronald and Loretta Tuma of New Prague, and his 5 sons: Terry Zelenka, David Zelenka, Kevin Zelenka, Jared Zelenka, Aaron Zelenka and 5 grandchildren.

No arrangements have been made at this time due to Covid-19.

 

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