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Ronald Keat

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Ronald Lee Keat, 68, of Auburn, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Accura HealthCare of Carroll.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Chaplain Peg Scheidt officiating. Casket bearers will be Dave Potthoff, Justin Potthoff, Brian Keat, Jason Daniel, Pat Lawler and Kenny Lawler. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Auburn with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.

Visitation will be held at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Ron’s family at

Ron was born on Nov. 7, 1953, in Carroll, Iowa, and he was a son of George and Colet (Eich) Keat. He grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1973. Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly following high school and served two years stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Carroll and worked for Hawkeye Flooring and later as a groundskeeper for the Carroll City Cemetery.

He married Deb Mittelstadt on Nov. 21, 2008, in Carroll. The couple made their home in Auburn, and Deb passed away in 2017. Ron enjoyed his dogs and having a beer.

Ron is survived by two sisters: Jane Keat “Bunny” of Carroll and Judi Daniel (John) of Carroll; three nephews; two nieces; other extended family members; and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Deb; his parents: George and Colet Keat; a brother: Richard Keat and his wife Mary Beth; and a niece Sarah Danner.

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