203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Machinist's Mate Third Class Ronald Keith Bigelow

Machinist's Mate Third Class Ronald Keith Bigelow was born on February 10, 1943 in Cedar Falls, IA and died January 11, 2019 in Denver, IA.

Ronald Keith Bigelow entered the United States Navy on March 24, 1962, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam era and reached the rank of Machinist's Mate Third Class before being discharged on June 13, 1966 in USS Sabine (AO-25).

Ronald Keith Bigelow is buried at in Jesup, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: January 11, 2082.


DENVER — Ronald K. Bigelow, 75, of Denver, died at home Friday, Jan. 11.

He was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Cedar Falls, son of Kenneth Bigelow and Della Newton Bigelow. He married Connie Green in 1967. They were later divorced.

He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1961. He then served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Ron worked at UNI in Public Safety and Health for 34 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls and volunteered at the Salvation Army.

Survived by: three daughters, Tamra (Russell) Myers, Michelle (Dan) Jensen and Angie Bigelow; two sisters, Judy (Steve) Hill and Sharon (Rich) Ahrens; four grandchildren, Sydney Grover, Kelsey Anderson, Courtney Anderson and Shane Anderson; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Celebration of life: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Waverly AMVETS, 1300 Fourth St. N.W., Waverly. Ron has requested a private family burial.

Memorials: may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

He enjoyed playing pool, planning family events and especially loved time with his family. Ron was a kind, good man.

“Ronald K. Bigelow (1943-2019).” The Courier, February 23, 2019. http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/ronald-k-bigelow/article_3e7cd46e-6d6e-5de1-a927-b1abd2375127.