Obituaries » Ron Slaughter
February 6, 1946 - June 10, 2018
Ron Slaughter, 72, of Amana, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Ron.
Ronald Eugene Slaughter was born on February 6, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Raymond and Helen (Colbert) Slaughter. Ron was a 1964 graduate of Lone Tree High School and then attended Muscatine Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. On December 19, 1969, Ron was united in marriage to Kathleen Dunigan in Iowa City. Ron worked for Contel Telephone Company for several years, then LeFebure for 11 years and retired from the University of Iowa. During Ron’s working years he also enjoyed farming with friends. In retirement, he worked at the Saddleback Golf Course in Solon. Ron was a 50 year member of the Lone Tree American Legion and also belonged to several golf leagues. He enjoyed all sports, attending all his grandchildren’s activities, golfing and was also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Ron will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathy of Amana; his children, Todd (Tracy) Slaughter of Robins and Chad Slaughter of Robins; four grandchildren, Teegan, Tia, Carson and Julia; siblings, Gary Slaughter of Lone Tree, Dave (Jan) Slaughter of Cedar Rapids, Keith (Diane) Slaughter of Iowa City, Rick (Peggy) Slaughter of Iowa City and Brenda (Joe) Ewing of Iowa City; brother-in-law, Danny Curtis of Hills; sister-in-law, Bridget Dunigan and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Al and Mary Dunigan, one sister, Judy Curtis, sister-in-law, Marla Slaughter and brother-in-law, Jim Dunigan.