Ronald Tolle Sr. age 87 of Perry passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. A private family burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry, Iowa. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Ronald Milton Tolle Sr. was born on Feb. 23, 1930 at Perry, Iowa to Edgar Milton and Iva Mae (Crews) Tolle. He attended Perry High School and graduated with the class of 1948. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Ashbaugh, a union that lasted for 65 years. He served his country in the Iowa Army National Guard for four years. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and then for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad and was a union steward for most of his working career.

He enjoyed raising and showing horses.

He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Mae, children, Bruce Tolle and Rosemarie Tolle, parents, Edgar and Iva Tolle, brothers, Rex and LeRoy Tolle and sisters, Veva Ellett, Juanita Dorman and Halcyon Kistler.

He is survived by his children, Ron Tolle Jr., Perry, Iowa, Rosalie Jackson, Lorimer, Iowa, Jackie Hull, Washington State, Betty (Don) Wright, San Augustine, Texas, Donna Sloss, Bayard, Iowa, Rick Tolle, Woodward, Iowa, Marilyn Seeman, Woodward, Iowa and Bob Tolle, Perry, Iowa, many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.