Ron Shipley

Ron Shipley

Mass will be livestreamed on Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook

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Ron Shipley, 77, of David City, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:00 A.M

St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City

Visitation Monday 5-7 with 7P.M. Rosary--Kracl Funeral Chapel

Committal in the Bellwood Cemetery

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials in Ron's honor

Ronald Douglas Shipley was born in Seward, Nebraska August 18, 1943, to Leonard and Rose (Korinek) Shipley.  He attended country school in  Seward County,  Ulysses school and graduated with honors from David City High School in 1961 and attended  Kearney State College for one year.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church in David City.  Ron served in the Army National Guard for ten years ,worked at Hughes Brothers, Inc. for 43 years as a machinist and was shop Steward of International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union, Lodge 1569.  Ron was a proud member of American Legion Post #125.  In 1987, Ron  married Brenda Ewert, the love of his life.  He enjoyed travelling with his wife and friends and an occasional trip to the casino.  He also enjoyed dirt track racing, watching his hometown favorites,  but his family was his greatest love. He loved time with the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ron is survived by his wife, Brenda of David City, son Mick (Beth) Shipley, David City, daughter Sheri (Jamie) Naestvold of Thomasville, Georgia, granddaughters Megan Shipley and special friend Brad, Abbey (Derek) Stamp, Savannah (Jacob) Hartman and grandson Michael McIntire.  Also surviving are great-grandchildren Cale and Chloe Edwards and Ava Stamp, brother Jim (Sandy) Shipley, Blythe, California, sisters-in-law Rita Shipley, Ulysses, Sandra Zechman of Bellwood, brothers-in-law Mike Ewert and Pat Ewert, both of Bellwood.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Rose Shipley, parents-in-law Clarence and Norma Ewert, brother, Darrell Shipley and many special friends.  Thanks to all who made Ron’s life so special.