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Ronald Edwin Gove

It is with great sadness that the family shares Ronald (Ron) Edwin Gove, 87 of St. Joseph, MO, passed away on July 30, 2022.

Ron was born on August 19, 1934, to Harold and Jessie Gove in Mountain Lake, MN. After graduating from Mountain Lake High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. Upon completing his service, he attended Mankato State College where he met his wife, Audrey. Ron and Audrey (Baumann) were wed on August 15, 1960, in Le Sueur, MN. They were blessed to enjoy 61 years of marriage together. They made their home in New Ulm, MN, Bloomington MN, Springfield, MO and St. Joseph, MO.

Audrey survives of the home. He is also survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Ricky (wife Cindy, children Phillip, Darren, Cory of St. Joseph, MO), Randy (wife Tasha, children Jasper, Ting, of Taipei, Taiwan), and Amy Ellington (husband Jeffrey, children Erin, Connor of Kansas City, MO). Ron had three siblings Stanley Gove of MN (deceased), Allan Gove of CA, and Sharon Bednar of MN.

Ron enjoyed a long career of 53 years as a Shaklee Distributor. Ron played baseball in high school and pitched fastpitch softball for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, attending sporting events, and watching his Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Ron never met a stranger and always had a joke for everyone he met. He was a lifelong Methodist, attending Wesley United Methodist in St. Joseph, MO and Kings Way United Methodist in Springfield, MO.

Services will be held August 8th at Meierhoffer Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charitable organization of your choice.

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