Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

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Ronald Daniel Kendig

January 19, 1933September 7, 2020

Ronald D. Kendig, born January 19, 1933, passed away at the age of 87 on September 7, 2020 at Edencrest in Des Moines. He lived in the Elkhart area all of his life and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1952 with three students in his class. He was deployed to Korea in 1955 and was honorably discharged from the Army. Upon returning from the military, he worked at Firestone over 25 years. Ron bred and raised greyhounds for over 60 years. Ron is survived by his brother, Keith (Barb) Kendig, sister-in-law, Joan Kendig, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tracey and Evelyn Kendig, sister, Norma Breeden, brothers, Sam and Larry and one nephew. Graveside services will take place at 11:30 AM, Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Byers Cemetery at Cory Grove Church (6603 NE 124th Pl, Elkhart, IA 50073). Please follow social distancing precautions and wear a mask if able.


  • Lucas K. Haack, Casket Bearer
  • Ryan A. Haack, Casket Bearer
  • Nathan M. Haack, Casket Bearer
  • Jacob R. Kendig, Casket Bearer
  • Zachery R. Young, Casket Bearer
  • Ben Kennedy, Casket Bearer
  • Trace Kendig, Casket Bearer
  • Jeff Breeden, Casket Bearer


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Ronald Daniel Kendig

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Guy/Carleen Freeman

September 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about Ron. We are thinking of all of Ron's family during this time of difficulty. Have known him for years and know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


September 8, 2020

What a great person Uncle Ron was! When we were kids, he was working for my dad driving a truck and would go to the sand gravel for a load of sand. Upon his return, he would have candy for us, our favorites! He always remembered what we liked. My favorite was red hot cinnamon balls! He was always so kind and caring. I remember when my dad was in the hospital and in walked Ronald and Larry to visit my dad. He really appreciated that. Uncle Ron always had a smile and twinkle in his eye. He was fun to visit and talk with. Heaven has gained an angel! We will miss him. Love you Uncle Ron, Karen


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