Ron D. Metsala, a longtime Broomfield, Colo., resident, passed away on Jan. 14, 2018. He was 66 years old. Services will be held in Iowa City at a later date. He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemtery, Iowa City.
He was born Feb. 26, 1951, in Chicago. He formerly resided in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Preceding Ron in death were his parents, Arnie H. Metsala and Lois Metsale; stepmother, Helen Metsala; father-in-law, Leonard McLachlan; mother-in-law, Eleanor McLachlan; and nephew, Cory Steele.
Survivors include Ron's wife, Trish Metsala; son, Bradley D. Metsala; stepson, Nick Frasher; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Biggart; sister, Janette (Steve) Birney; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Larry) Steele; and granddaughter, Kyra Frasher.
He was lovingly known as "Uncle Ronnie" to nieces and nephews, Chad (Alice) Steele, Brian (Tiffany) Steele, Adam (Beth) Steele, Scott (Kally) Birney, Beth Birney, Mike (Wanda) Eby and Jason (Carmen) Eby. Ron is also survived by numerous extended family and friends including Keith and Julianne, John, Jesse and Kelly.