Ronald P. Strawn Lt Col USAF (Ret)

Ronald Paul Strawn Lt Col USAF (Ret)

August 4, 1938 – November 5, 2022

Age 84

Preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Pauline Strawn; brother, James Strawn.

Survived by his wife of sixty years, Sharon; daughters, Paula DeVol (Dale Clymens) and Laura Bowden (Eric) and grandsons; John (Mallory), Brian, Ross (Beth) DeVol; Matthew (Ellen), Chandler (Kara) Bowden, six great-grand children; brother, John Strawn (Myrlene) and many loving friends and relatives. Ron received a commission in the United States Air Force on June 6, 1961.  He entered service at Lincoln, NE, then stationed at Missouri, Vietnam, Washington, D.C., Colorado and retired from active duty at Offutt Air Force Base, NE 1982.  Ron was also a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Visitation:  Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 p. m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 4343 Capehart Road, Bellevue, Nebraska.

Funeral Service:  Friday, November 11th  at 9:00 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 4343 Capehart Road, Bellevue, Nebraska.

To view video of the service, click the link below.

Interment:  Friday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. at Omaha National Cemetery.

Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

Memorials suggested to the Stephen Center or the Bellevue Food Pantry.



  • April Clark Posted November 9, 2022 3:15 pm

    To Ron Strawn’s family. You have our sympathy and prayers. Ron will be terribly missed by many. I have known Ron through the AITP organization for many years. He was trying nearly single-handedly to keep AITP afloat, and he was making progress. His kind spirit and friendly nature drew people in, and his hard work and persistence kept them there. We met monthly for lunch on the 3rd Thursday, just a couple weeks ago. The news hit us hard. He will be missed greatly. Jon and April Clark

  • Tony Witzel Posted February 2, 2023 7:35 am

    The Colonel was the best boss a group of young lieutenants and captains could ask for. As an often impulsive and rowdy group, his wise mentorship and genuine warmth, ready smile and pervasive sense of humor resonated with us and kept us focused and (mostly) out of trouble. He was a great leader and role model, well-loved by his troops. We were blessed to work for him. His positive influence on our lives continues to this day.

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