Ronald Lowell Fanning, 72, of Omaha, NE formerly of Council Bluffs, IA passed away peacefully on August 28, 2023. At the time of his passing, Ron was in Kansas City, under hospice care where he could be close to his daughters. He was born July 27, 1951 in Council Bluffs to Clyde and Beulah (Watts) Fanning.
Ron graduated from Malvern High School in Iowa and earned an Associates Degree from Iowa Western Community College. Ron had a long and rewarding career as an accountant for Charles Custom Furniture in Council Bluffs, where he retired in 2020. He was very active within the Council Bluffs community, where he was a long-time member of the Optimist Club, and held several positions throughout the years.
Ron played an active role in his daughters lives and in earlier years helped coach their youth sports teams. Both of Ron’s parents were deaf and he learned sign language at an early age. Some of the teams he coached had children that were deaf, and he was very proud to help. In his spare time he enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes football team and watching other sports. In addition, Ron cherished time spent with his grandsons and he had a wonderful sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marsha Lindeman. Survivors include his two daughters, Janelle Leann Holland and husband Jon of Parkville, MO, and Rhonda Lynn Fanning of Austin, TX; two grandsons, Keighan (8) and Declan (6); and a beloved nephew, Kirk Wirth and wife, Kimberly.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Optimist Club of Council Bluffs. Private services are planned. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted with the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. Memories of Ron and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.