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Ronald J. Fylstra

Ronald J. Fylstra, age 72, of Lexington, Kentucky and formerly of Hull, Iowa passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

His visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery in Hull, Iowa.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Ronald J. Fylstra was born June 2, 1940 in Hull, Iowa to Dorothy (Warntjes) and Orie Fylstra. Ronald graduated from High School in Hull, Iowa in 1957. Mr. Fylstra did active service in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. While in the Navy he attended San Diego State University. On August 8, 1964, he was united in marriage to Iva Jean Koele at Matlock, Iowa. There were no children born to this union.

After serving in the Navy, he worked in banking and served in various corporate managerial positions and as an Executive Director, MFA Insurance Services, Columbia, MO and as CEO of Agway Financial Services, Syracuse, NY. After his corporate career, Ronald and his wife, Iva owned and managed, Mainland Insurance Group and CMS Insurance in Kentucky, the Southeastern U.S. and in Las Vegas, NV.

Ronald served on various corporate boards, as well as on the Board of Milligan College, Johnson City, TN; Sayre Christian Village, Lexington, KY and as an Elder and Ministry Leader of churches in Lexington, KY and Las Vegas, NV.

Ronald passed away on November 18, 2012, reaching the age of 72 years, 5 months and 16 days.

He is survived by his wife, Iva; a sister, Jeanne Miersma of Palm Desert, CA; along with a nephew and many nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Jacobsma.

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