Ronald James Koivula, 79, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, WA. He was born October 3, 1933 to Elmer and Rose (Sievanen) Koivula. Ronald graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1951. He married Sandra Esary on August 5, 1972 in Seattle, WA. Ronald worked in maintenance for 20 years at Mercer Island Water District. He enjoyed gambling, playing the lottery, traveling and reading. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Koivula of Grapeview, WA. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Rose Koivula. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.