Ronald "Ron" Kauzlarich

Ronald ‘Ron’ Kauzlarich, 76, was born August 20,1944, in Knoxville, Iowa.

Ron passed away suddenly at home on October 16, 2020. He was married June 6th, 1970, to Jane ‘Hansen’ Kauzlarich in Knoxville, IA. They were constant companions and rarely went more than a few hours without checking in with each other.

He graduated from Melcher High School in1962.  He received BS in Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

Ron was in the Army reserves for 6 years.  He was a teacher of driver education and a football and wrestling coach in Le Mars from 1970 through 1993. After that he was a correctional officer at the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office for 6 years.

He was involved in several community organizations including Dallcher Legion post 632 of Melcher, Iowa. His hobbies and loves included everything about being outdoors. He particularly enjoyed hiking, canoeing and horseback riding with his wife Jane.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Jasper D. Kauzlarich and Margaret ‘Roberts’ Kauzlarich and his brother David Lee Kauzlarich. He is survived by his wife Jane ‘Hansen’ Kauzlarich. 

There will be no formal services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Memorials should be directed to People for Pets of Spencer or Orphaned and Injured Wildlife of Spirit Lake.  Online condolences may be sent to