Ron Arduser, 69, of Monticello, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Oct. 14, 2017, surrounded by his family from his short but hard-fought 10-month battle with Lou Gehrig's disease/ALS. A Life Celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, has been entrusted with Ron's services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Ron was a lifelong resident of Monticello, where he was born, raised and graduated from Monticello High School. Ron began his lifelong career in April 1974 as a self-employed licensed contractor and master electrician. From there, he began a business of Arduser Electric and Construction. Ron and his brother, Dave, worked along side each other for 42 years, building many houses and remodels in the surrounding area. He loved his work and trade, taking great pride in everything he did.
Ron has survived by his wife of 49 years, Peg; and their children, Brett (Michelle) of Solon and Angie (Mark) Dutra of Anamosa; grandsons, Cole Arduser and Gage Dutra; and brother, Dave (Connie) Arduser.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Myrtle Arduser; father in-law, Dean Cooper; and brother-in-law, Jack Recker.
Ron was an avid Hawkeye fan and football season ticket holder for 40 years, missing only two games during that time.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Kaitlin Ahlskog and Mandy Hanken for their excellent care and compassion through this journey. We are forever grateful to them both.