Ron Clester

Ron Clester

July 21, 1942 - September 19, 2020
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Ron Clester, age 78, of Albia, passed away late Saturday evening, September 19, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born July 21, 1942 to Dorothy Yohe and James Clester.  Dorothy and James divorced and she married Leo Caster, who raised Ron as his own. 

He grew up in Moravia, and graduated from Moravia High School in 1961.  He married Diane Berry on August 27, 1966.  He worked in the banking business for many years and retired from Peoples State Bank in 2008.

Ron loved golf, photography and to travel with Diane.  They both had a love for dogs and gave many of them a loving home for years.  He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Albia.  In his later years he really enjoyed cooking and barbecuing on his lovely patio.  He also loved playing cards, listening to music, and watching TV and movies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Dennis. Grandparents Max and Jessie Yohe of Albia,  Sister-in-law Donna (Rich) Wilcox, Brother-in-law Glen Beck. He is survived by his wife Diane of Albia, Brother-in-law Chuck (JoAnne) Berry of Grimes, and sister-in-law Beverly Beck of Des Moines, and many cousins  and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Richard Grimes officiating. Visitation will also be on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Georgetown. Services will be live streamed on the Sinnott Funeral Home facebook page. According to the rules put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health, proper social distancing and reasonable personal protective equipment is advised for attending a religious public event. Memorials may be directed to the Welcome Home Soldier Monument in Albia. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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  • Visitation

    Friday September 25, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Sinnott Funeral Home - Albia
    2030 Hwy 5
    Albia, IA 52531
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    Friday September 25, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday September 25, 2020 11:00am
    Sinnott Funeral Home - Albia
    2030 Hwy 5
    Albia, IA 52531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Linda Marshall

Posted at 02:42pm
Ron was always like the big brother I didn't have. My parents divorced when I was 9 and that summer I stayed at Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Leo's in Moravia. I had never been one to spend the night with friends and that was the most difficult time in my life. Ron was great to me even though he was 14. He understood when I cried and helped all he could. He taught me chess, all kinds of card games and the summer passed.
As I look back I always felt close to him and he was a very understanding , compassionate person. We will miss him greatly.

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Posted at 06:38pm
Rest In Peace Uncle Ron. We love you. Kim Harms; Tara, Patrick and Will Turner; Chelsea and Julio Iglesias; Dan Harms
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Jenni Yenger

Posted at 10:39am
Ron, your presence in our lives will be greatly missed by your family and many friends. We are left with great memories of family get togethers over the years. So sorry you had to be part of this pandemic! If we could have been there with you, you know we would have been. I hope you felt a sense of our presence when we talked to you on the phone at the hospital before you passed. When I think of words to describe you I think of 1} Loving husband to Diane 2} Love of family 3} Friend to many 4} loved to travel 5) loved photography 6} loved to cook 7} loved to play cards 8} BEST CARETAKER ever
Your work is done here. Rest in peace Cousin!

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