Ronald Elsworth Acton
Ronald Elsworth Acton was born November 21, 1924, at Agency, Iowa, to Harry L. and Katie E. (Widger) Acton. As a youngster, Ron, moved with his family in, 1935, to a farm north of Wauneta, Nebraska. He attended school in Wauneta, graduating from Wauneta High School in 1942.
Ron entered the U.S. Army on May 10, 1945, and served during WWII. He was discharged on October 19, 1946, and returned to southwest Nebraska, where he began Ronac Express Trucking. Ron later started farming, which he loved, raising wheat, corn, beans and popcorn.
On June 9, 1951, he married Evelyn Elaine Hoff at Wauneta Methodist Church. The couple first settled in Wauneta, where they made their home for many years.
Ron enjoyed many hobbies including farming, family fishing trips to Lake McConaughy, reading, watching western movies, ski trips to Colorado, (skiing into his 80’s), Husker football, Denver Broncos Football, watching the spring colts each year and he especially loved visits from grandkids and great-grandkids. He had a great work ethic and a fondness for all animals, farm or pets.
Ron was a member of the Wauneta United Methodist Church and the Willard Hansen American Legion Post #304 of Wauneta.
Ron passed away Monday evening, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center. Ron was 94 years of age.
Survivors include son Randy Acton and wife Cindy of Wauneta, Nebraska; daughter Rebecca Vosburg and husband Kurt of McCook, Nebraska;
three grandchildren Tyler (Leane) Acton; Dustin Acton;Lindsay Acton; five great-grandchildren Sydnee, Aden, and Emma Acton; Matthew and Maxine Nelson; two grandpaw-dogs Rio and Winston; sisters-in-law Marion Acton of Trenton, Nebraska;
Lois Hoff of Wauneta, Nebraska; family friend Dee McCallum; numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Katie Acton; wife Evelyn in 1989; brother John Acton; brothers-In-Law Homer and wife, Emma Hoff, and Clyde Hoff; and friend later in life Dorothy Dudek
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta, with Pastor Elias Mukindia officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
Visitation was held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2019, at the Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta.
A memorial has been suggested to the Wauneta Senior Center
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements.