Ronald “Ron” Keith Flickinger

Ronald “Ron” Keith Flickinger

Ronald “Ron” Keith Flickinger


Ronald “Ron” Keith Flickinger, 86, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, Vinton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Vinton, with Father Jim Brokman as Celebrant. Scripture Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the church. Those not attending the Scripture Service may visit with the family from 4:30 to 7 p.m., or after 9:30 a.m. at the church on Friday. Burial with Military Rites will be in Garrison Cemetery. Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home is caring for Ron and his family.

Ron is survived by four children, Rhonda (Mark) Happel of Vinton, Rochelle (Daniel) Winters of Arkansas, Rusty (Laurie) Flickinger of Arkansas and Ricky (Holly Koopman) Flickinger of Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Kelly, John, Amanda (Claude), Clinton (Andrea), Weston (Khristeana), Deniel, Rusty Jr. (Ashley), Dakota (Faith), Emily (Daniel) and Cody; 17 great-grandchildren, Devin, Collin, Breckin, Briana, Aimee, Kaytie, Shelby, Alisa, Alyssa, Lane, Layla, Samantha, Karson, Kurt, Klay, Avery and Bailee; and four siblings, Karen (Dale) Hagen, Kris (Bob) Birker, Rosemary Boisen, all of Vinton, and Wayne (Wanda) Flickinger of New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia in 2001; and siblings, JoAnn Michaelson and Larry Flickinger.

Ron was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Garrison, the son of Cecil and Norma (Wilhelmi) Flickinger. He graduated from Washington High School, Vinton. Following graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army Reserves. On July 12, 1958, in Van Horne, Ron was united in marriage to Patricia DeNeve, the best-looking carhop at the Vinton A&W. Ron owned and operated Flick’s Standard Station in Vinton with his brother Larry, was a mechanic at Ervin Motor and worked at John Deere as a machinist, retiring in 1999.

If he wasn’t watching General Hospital or The Young and the Restless, Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, helping neighbors, doing yardwork, playing cards, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Iowa Hawkeyes, mushroom hunting and traveling many times to Arkansas to watch his grandsons play football. He was a member of the Garrison American Legion, Knights of Columbus and a John Deere Union Steward.

A memorial fund has been established.

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