Ronald Howard Breder

April 20, 1949 ~ September 9, 2020


Sept. 24, 2020
12:00 PM
1910 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy

Ronald Howard Breder passed away peacefully on September 9th, 2020 at the age of 71, in his home in Sedona, Arizona. He was born in Burlington, Iowa to Howard and Maime Breder on April 20, 1949. He was raised on a farm in Mediapolis, Iowa with his 3 sisters and younger brother, where he was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Mediapolis. He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He began his career with General Electric and married Rebecca Bryant in 1974 (later divorced). They had 3 daughters soon after and relocated to Utah in 1984. He loved his job with GE, which allowed him the opportunity to travel often. In 1998, he began working for GE International, which allowed him to work overseas in places such as South Korea, Thailand, Qatar and Dubai. After 41 years of service, he retired in 2013 and later settled in Sedona, Arizona.

He had a love of travel that lead him all over the world. He particularly loved Thailand, where he owned a second home and continued to spend several months out of each year there. He loved Corvettes, Harley Davidson motorcycles, the Greenbay Packers and Diet Mt Dew. But above all, he loved spending time with his daughters and grandkids.

Ron is survived by his children; Melissa (Clinton) Poduska, Nicole (Preston) Price and Kristen Sullivan, 6 grandchildren and 4 siblings. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and infant sister.

A small gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, September 24th 12:00 – 2:00pm at The Chateau at the Rose Shop, 1910 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd.


My heartfelt condolences to Ron's daughters and their families for their loss. One of my earliest memories is Ron letting me drive the tractor up the dirt road to the corn crib on the family farm when I was a 9 year old kid staying for the week. Ron is a first cousin to me (5 years my senior) and I always looked up to him as we had a lot of common interests - especially Corvettes and motorcycles. He was also an inspiration to me to attend Iowa State and to stick with the Mechanical Engineering program even though the challenges were tough at times. He always relied upon JFK's quote: "...when the going gets tough, the tough get going" and I know he had some very tough times to endure. Although we didn't have a lot of contact over the years, I thought of him often and still do! I will certainly miss his sense of humor and his inquisitive personality.

- Steven Busse
So sorry for your loss. I lost my father two years ago May. - Dean

- Dean Bole