Ronald George Closterman, 85, of Waverly, MO, passed away Friday, August, 9, 2019, at his home.

At Ronald’s request no services will be held. Memorials may be made to Preferred Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born December 28, 1933, in Grand Pass, MO, he was the son of the late George B. Closterman and Lois Ritchhart Closterman. He was a 1951 graduate of Grand Pass High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea. On November 1, 1956, he married Elnora Jordon who survives of the home. He retired as detective sergeant from the Kansas City Police Department after 30 years of service. He then worked eight years at the Raymore Police Department serving as captain. He loved to fish and be on the Missouri River.

In addition to his wife Elnora, Ronald is survived by one daughter, Ronda Branner (Steve) of Alma, MO; two grandchildren, Benjamin Arbuthnot and Katelyn (Kate) Sutton; five great-grandchildren, Sabrina and Savannah Young and Ronald, Samuel and Dakota Arbuthnot; one brother, Royce Closterman (Ruth) of Kansas City North, MO; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Closterman.