Ronald McCaw

A private family burial for Ronald McCaw, age 77, of Hartington, Nebraska will be held, with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Edgewood Vista in Norfolk, Nebraska. 

Ronald I. McCaw, son of Clarence “Shorty” and Ruth (Rhode) McCaw, was born July 15, 1944, on the family farm near Dixon, Nebraska. he attended Laurel High School, graduating in 1962. Ronald married Joan McFarland on November 7, 1964, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Three children were born to them, Shelly, Patricia, and Scott.

Ronald was a member of Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield where he served as secretary of Methodist Men and was an usher.

Ronald worked at the Gambles Store, Laurel Ready Mix, and Harold White Feeds until the family moved to the farm west of Hartington where he engaged in farming until he retired in December of 2009.

Ronald tended bar at the VFW in Hartington, was a Curry Seed dealer, and consigned cattle for Verdigre Livestock Market.

He had a love and passion for farming and was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan; daughters, Shelly (Kevin) Hamilton and Patricia (Scott) Grim of Verdigre; son, Scott of Hartington; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther (Tom) Plahn of Fremont and Gloria Bohn of Yankton, South Dakota; aunts and uncles, Chester and Rita McCaw of Bellevue, Ed and LaRoyce Kollbaum of Omaha, and Joan Rohde of Kearney; and his Edgewood family of the past 2½ years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth McCaw; grandparents; and in-laws, Burt and Margaret McFarland.


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