Ronald Dean Oxley, age 79, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
He was born April 29, 1936, in Nevada, IA, to Orville and Naomi (Ferguson) Oxley.
Ron was known for his story telling. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish.
He was active in the Watertown Lions Club and the Waverly Rod and Gun Club.
He served in the Air Force and was honorably discharged.
Ron was a butcher by trade, starting at the age of 16 until his passing.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Russell, and they enjoyed 45 years of marriage.
Ron is survived by his wife, Barb; children Todd Oxley, Ronda (Mark) Brade, Christine (Matt) Pennington, Penny (Troy) Anderson, and Travis Oxley; 13 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and many other family members.
A memorial gathering took place Friday, June 19 at the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Inurnment will occur at a later date at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements were with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.