In Memory of

Ronald Eugene Morgan

February 4, 1967 - December 27, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

 Ronald E. Morgan, 54, of Cherokee, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital from complications with Covid-19.

 Ron was born on February 4, 1967 in Sioux City, IA to Robert (Lyle) and Marian (Gralapp) Morgan. He graduated from Eastwood High School in 1985. Ron married Danette Johnson on May 11, 1991 in Cushing. They enjoyed 30 years of marriage.

 Ron went through the electrical apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman through the IBEW Local 231 Union in Sioux City. He then started his own company, Morgan Electric, Inc. He also worked at Dupont Pioneer. Most recently he was a feedlot manager for Spring Valley Ranch. Ron, Danette, and their son Nathaniel partnered together to form Morgan Cattle Company, LLC and Pa & Son Trucking, LLC in the last five years.

 Ron enjoyed going on mission trips especially the two trips to Swaziland, Africa. Ron participated in a Tuesday Morning Bible and Current Events Group. He had a love for both topics, and would talk to anyone about Jesus and politics. Ron loved to uplift and pray with people including his pastors. His favorite question to ask people was, “What has God been teaching you recently?” He believed in living his life in faith, not fear. He appreciated the freedom in making choices based on his beliefs.

 Throughout the years Ron and Danette were foster parents to fourteen children. Ron always treated them as his own kids and helped them as much as they would allow. Ron was a huge supporter of Danette with the Supply Closet which serves families in need of assistance and foster and adoptive parents.

 Ron loved all of his children and was happy to spend time with them any time he could. He was always there to help when there was a project that needed done, if it involved working with his hands, he enjoyed passing on his wealth of knowledge. He was known as Pa by his grandchildren whom he adored and took every opportunity possible to spend time with them. He was always happy to get as many hugs and kisses as possible.  

 Ron firmly believed that God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. Ron would want everyone to know he received his healing and is with Jesus.

 Ron is survived by his wife, Danette, children Aaron (Dana Nelson), Nicole (Josh) Perlinger, Nathaniel and Kyle. Grandsons Jace, Tate, and Baby Perlinger (Due March 2022). His mother Marian; brothers Jim (Nan), Tom (Lynn), Bob (Alexandria McKenzie) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 Ron is preceded in death by his Father, Lyle and sister Anna Marie.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2022, at Grace Fellowship Church in Hartley, IA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Ron's name to be used at a later date for organizations dear to him.
Pastor Lynn Dau
Public visitation with family present will take place from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Burial will be at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, prior to the service at the Correctionville Cemetery, Correctionville, IA.


Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
“I am just so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and lean on family cuz that is so important!”
- Starla Struck
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
“Dannette i am shocked and saddened to learn of your husbands passing. You and your family will be in my prayers”
- Susan Casey
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
“So sad to hear about Ron, please accept our sympathy ”
- Gary Volkert
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
“Dear friends, please know that Ron made quite an impression upon me the precious few times we spoke. His faith in Christ was genuine. His love for family was earnest. It was a pleasure meeting Ron and I know that Heaven gained a champion. Danette, you and your dear family are in my prayers. If there is anything I can assist with, I would be honored to help. ”
- Michael Miller
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“To Ron's Family. We send our deepest condolences. Ron was an important part to the success of the Bulldogs. He set the morals and expectations that the Bulldogs followed until the team ended in 2020. He was our 1st head coach. A steady head and hand for the team to lean on. He will mean more to the Bulldogs Organization then you'll ever know. His former players were heartbroken to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a GREAT man! Ron always said a prayer before ever game. It was a calm before the storm we greatly enjoyed. We remember the "spark" in his eye when he was able to live out his long dream of playing the game he loved again. He suited up and went in the 2nd half of the game. He even got in on a tackle. The joy on his face will be etched in our memories forever. We pray for his family and firmly believe and know he is have a good chat with Jesus. Rest easy Coach! We love you!”
- Northwest Iowa Bulldogs
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed.”
- Dee Murphy
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“I am shocked and saddened greatly to learn of Ron's passing. Ron and I worked together at Pioneer for a few years. I had moved to Aurelia from Illinois in pursuit of career growth in 2013. I remember Ron being one of the first people I talked to when I first reported to work. He went out of his way to make me feel welcome and was always willing to lend an ear if you needed one. He would actually check on me occasionally now that I am back in Illinois, but it had been a while since I heard from him. I am truly sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy.”
- Lucas M DeClerck
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ron. He was such a faithful and caring person. It was just about a 9-10 months ago that I ran into Ron at Casey's one morning and he asked if he could pray for me or my family about something. That was just the kind of person he was and how I will remember him. We will keep your entire family in our thoughts and prayers in this tough time. ”
- Travis Schipper
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“Danette & family
Sending our deepest sympathies to you all with the loss of Ron. He was a very special person.”
- Brad & Pam Rohlk
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“We are very sorry for your loss. I am sorry that I can not make it back for the funeral. God Bless, Jeff Hinkhouse ”
- Jeff Hinkhouse
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