Ronald L. Garmoe

Ronald L. Garmoe, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, September 24, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation for Ron will be from 9 AM – 2PM on Thursday, September 30, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Thursday afternoon. A procession will form at 2 PM for a graveside service at 2:15 PM at Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Interment will immediately follow the service.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Intensive Care Unit of Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Online condolences may be directed to

Ronald Lee Garmoe was born July 15, 1944 in Mount Pleasant. He was the son of Harold Wayne and Barbara (Cochran) Garmoe. He was raised in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School. During his school days, he detasseled corn and hauled fruit for Maxwell Farms. On February 26, 1963 in Oquawka, IL, Ron was united in marriage to Coleta Rae “Connie” Nichols. Mrs. Garmoe died October 29, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

After his education, Ron began his working career at J.I. Case in Burlington. He then accepted a position with the former Heatilator Corp. (now Hearth and Home) in Mt. Pleasant. During his 40-year tenure there, Ron began as a welder. He became a Team Leader and then a Supervisor of the Assembly Line. He retired in 2006. Because of his long Tenure, Ron was a member of the Heatilator Silver Circle Club.

Ron loved to be with his grandkids and at their events. He enjoyed mowing the lawn, football, NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinal games with his family. At Easter time, Ron never missed  “The Ten Commandments”. Ron volunteered as an umpire for the Mt. Pleasant Little League Association. In retirement, Ron truly enjoyed his little, daily trips around town.

Those thankful for sharing in Ron’s life include his children – Ronald Scott Garmoe, Brett Lee Garmoe and his wife Teresa and Barbara Denise Garmoe, all of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren – Cody Garmoe, Bailee Garmoe (special friend Nick Oldfather) and Brady Garmoe; a brother – Larry Garmoe and his wife Rexanne of Taylor Ridge, IL; sisters – Sandy Christner and husband Gene of Mt. Pleasant and Shirley Stewart of Burlington as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, a brother – Harold Garmoe, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law and 2 nephews precede Ron in death.