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Ronald Lloyd Spence, 80, of Martell passed away on February 3, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on February 8, 1938 near Spalding to William H. Sund Sr. and Marie A. Bumgardner. Ron graduated from St. Paul High School in 1956 and went to work that same year for Burlington Northern Railroad. He married Sharon L. Spence (Cookus) on October 23, 1968 and moved to Martell in 1970. He retired from the Railroad in 1995 after 39 years. Ron enjoyed retirement by going to auctions and farm sales (555). If he wasn’t at a sale he was working on the farm, watching westerns or attending his grandson’s sports activities. Ron and Sharon recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his sons, Eric (Barb) Spence, Martell; Robert (Kim) Spence, Lincoln; daughter, Jacki (Jeff) Zeiss, Phoenix AZ; brother, Darrel (Jane) Spence, Atlantic IA; and 7 grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister and several brothers.

No services are planned at this time.  Condolences may be left online at trumpmemorials.com.