Ronald Kloster, resident of The Divide, Blanco, passed peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of August 12 in the presence of loving family members.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; son David Kloster, Brenham, TX; daughters Susan Anderson, Orcas Island, WA, and Diana LaBarge (Michael), Cibolo, TX; step-children, Fred Baker (Valerie), East Hampton, CT, Dean Baker (Grace), Chula Vista, CA, and Sandra Anderson (Lanny), Omaha, NE; brother Vernon Kloster, Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law Maggie Lambeth, Blanco; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends. Ronald was predeceased by brother, George, and sister, Roberta, both of Miriam, KS.
During the course of his life, Ronald lived and worked in several states. Ronald was born in Kansas City, KS. When Ronald was the tender age of seven, his father passed away. From age 13, Ronald had to become his own sole support. Even then, he was able to finish high school and obtain some college education.
He and his family eventually moved to Omaha, NE, where he worked in real estate and built homes. He and Virginia became successful owners of a local Omaha restaurant/bar, Goddard’s, where he was instrumental in building sand volleyball courts; their grand opening included a visit from the first Women’s Olympic Volleyball Championship team.
Ronald and Virginia purchased their property outside the city of Blanco in 1991 and moved to Texas in February 1996 to live out their remaining years. Together they built their home. Here,
Ronald enjoyed raising sheep, feeding and caring for local wildlife, and helping friends and neighbors.
There will be no funeral services. An announcement for a Celebration of Ronald’s Life will be forthcoming.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Hill Country Memorial Hospice, 808 Reuben Street, P.O. Box 835, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.