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Obituary for Ronnie Ray Sleep

Celebration of Life services for Ronnie Sleep, age 65, of Bedford, who died Friday, January 24, 2014 in Council Bluffs, Iowa were Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation was one hour prior to services with the family greeting friends during that time. Interment was held at Siam Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Ronnie’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Ronnie Ray Sleep was born August 2, 1948, the son of Dale H. Sleep and Vera Blanche (Murray) Sleep at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. Ronnie grew up on a farm in Taylor County, southwest of Bedford. He loved to watch professional wrestling on Monday nights. He loved music and dancing. He also enjoyed being the 'center of attention' at parties. He was always loving with his family and cared for all those around him. Ronnie enjoyed being around his family, especially for birthdays and Christmas time. Ronnie was also a devoted Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Left to cherish Ronnie's memory are his three brothers and two sisters, Wilbur Sleep and wife Joyce of Bedford; Robert Sleep and wife Mary Jo of Bedford; Johnny Sleep of Gravity; Betty Miller and husband John of Maryville, Missouri; Karen Tisue of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-laws Barbara Sleep and Dorothy Sleep; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Ronnie in death are his parents, Dale and Vera Sleep; two sisters, Darlene Claybaker and Marvis Ballard; and three brothers, Gerald Sleep, Eldon Sleep and Marvin Sleep.

We will forever hold the precious memories of Ronnie in our hearts.
May you be at peace in God’s loving care.

Previous Events

28

Jan

Tuesday

Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Bedford

1406 Madison Avenue, Bedford, IA 50833

28

Jan

Tuesday

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Bedford

1406 Madison Avenue, Bedford, IA 50833

28

Jan

Tuesday

Interment

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Siam Cemetery

Siam , Iowa


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