Ronald D. Landergott

Ronald D. Landergott

Ronald D. Landergott

Cedar Rapids

Ronald D. Landergott, 88, died Friday, July 23, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a sudden illness.

Ron was born on Oct 9. 1935, son of Charlie and Irma Landergott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He remained a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, after graduating from Wilson High School, and Coe College. Growing up in Czech town, he spent his younger years working for his father Charlie, and his Uncle Bo at Stusaks Meat Market. He joined Prudential in 1956 and ultimately became a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. Ron loved his career and his clients so much that even after retiring at 76 he could still be found offering advice and counsel. In 1956, he married his first love, Carolyn Schiller. Together they had two children Deb and Eric. In 2013, he married Kelly Allebach. Kelly had two daughters Michele and Heather who quickly became family. Kelly was an equal partner to Ron and had no problem keeping up with his busy lifestyle. She was the Gracie to his George and together they shared a love of travel. Ron loved being included in the lives of all his children and grandchildren.

Ron was known for his philanthropic and generous spirit, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his Alma Mater, Coe College. He cherished spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with friends like Bob Ruzicka and Ed Everly. Ron was also passionate about his camp on Gammon Lake, Ontario, which he enthusiastically shared with loved ones.

Most friends and family will remember him for his visits, which were often and quick, usually no longer than a cup of coffee. Ron would clap his hands on the table and say, ”Ok that’s it, I’ve got places to go and people to see,” and out the door he’d go. Ron’s favorite quote “It was a day like all days filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times” (Walter Cronkite).

Survivors include his wife, Kelly; daughter, Deb (partner Jackie Hernandez) of Momence, Ill.; son, Eric of Cedar Falls; stepdaughters, Michelle Allebach; and Heather Allebach of Minneapolis; and grandsons, Mac and Maverick; his brother, Chuck (Sandy); and nephew, Chuck Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Irma Landergott; his sisters, Helen Little and Anna Anderson; and his beloved Labrador companions Knight, Bear, Chips, Ben and Ike.

No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of Iowa in Ron’s memory.

Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation under obituaries.

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