West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Ron Stieben
Ron Stieben

Ronald Dean Stieben was born the son of Edwin Stieben and Velma (Bell) Stieben on July 7, 1944 in Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and departed this life April 3, 2013 at his home in Couch, Missouri at the age of 68 years.

He was united in marriage on September 19, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to Sandra Schultz.     

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Stieben of the home; one daughter, Deanna Peterson and husband, Patrick; two sons, Ronald Stieben, Jr., and Michael Stieben; three grandchildren, Jereme and Marissa Peterson and Michael Stieben, Jr.; his mother, Velma Stieben; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Stieben.

Before his retirement, Ron was employed as a police officer in Chicago, Illinois and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; spending time with his family, being outdoors on his farm with his horses and dogs, his guns, his old Mustang car, and treasured visits with his friends.

Some of Ron’s many hobbies were woodworking, leather work, collecting knives, coins, beautiful glassware, and attending auctions.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa and a loyal friend.  Ron will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri on Monday evening, April 8th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.  Brother Jake Lawrence will offer a eulogy at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at the Funeral Home. 



  1. Pat Garcia
    April 5, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    I am so sorry !!!

  2. julie collins
    April 8, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    go with the angels, ron.

  3. Kathy Argentino
    April 12, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I will never forget the kindness that both of you showed my father, who rented the little house in the rear on Neva. Over the years I would run into Ronnie in one of the districts. We talked about Nordica and Neva days and looking forward to retirement. So sorry for your loss.
    Kathy Argentino and family

  4. James Martin
    April 13, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Ron for almost 20 years, in CPD Public Housing North.( Cabrini Green). When I talk to the young officers about the great policeman I use to work with, Ronald Stieben is the first name that I mention. Ron will always be the “Real Police”.He had great values, and loved his family dearly.