Marcus, Iowa – Ronald E. Prescott, 67, of Marcus, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 1, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Masks and social distancing will be required. Rev. Alan Cummins of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday.
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Ronald Eugene Prescott was born on July 1, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, the second son of Charles Daniel and Etta LaVonne (Watkins) Prescott. He attended school at Marcus, Iowa where he met his future wife, Barbara Ann McIntire. They were united in marriage on December 24, 1971, at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. They were blessed with three children, Roxanne, Rhonda and William.
Ron enlisted in the United States Army on January 30, 1973. He served overseas in Germany where he drove a deuce and a half truck. He earned an Honorable Discharge on January 20, 1976 and returned to Marcus. Ron took a position at a service station in Marcus as a mechanic. He also worked for a brief time as a farmhand, at K-Products in Marcus and Wells Dairy in Le Mars. For the most part of his working career, Ron was an over the road trucker. In later years he helped Mike Mayer and Cody Ohlendorf with the harvest.
He loved his family, especially spoiling his 12 grandchildren. Christmas was his favorite holiday. He also loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting. Ron and Barb loved traveling to South Padre Island, Texas and riding the Harley trike. Ron was a member of F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post, Harley Owners Group and ABBATE.
Grateful to have shared his life are his children, Roxanne (Delbert Witzke) of Emmetsburg, IA, Rhonda (Jim) Kayser of Le Mars, IA and William “Billy” ( Megan) Prescott of Le Mars, IA; his mother, Etta of Marcus, IA; grandchildren, Sam (fiancé, Dakotah Lund) Vander Vegte, Andrew Prescott, Sean Kayser, Spencer Kayser, Noah Prescott, Madalyn Lauman, Grant Prescott, Seth Kayser, Ava Prescott, Paul Lauman, Brody Prescott and Quinn Prescott; a sister Kim (Mike) Pedersen of Little Rock, IA; brothers, Rod (Lynn) Prescott of Wichita Falls, TX and Ken Prescott of Wichita, KS; along with a niece and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Barbara on April 16, 2019.