Ronald W. Downs, Sr., 60, of Clinton, IA formerly of Lanark died on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, IA.
Ronald was born September 12, 1952 to Randall W. and Martha E. (Gehrts) Downs of Lanark.
He worked Buss Bedding in Lanark until moving to Clinton, IA where he worked for National By-Products until retiring.
Ronald loved spending time with family and friends, especially “Papa’s Boy,” his grandson Raine. He enjoyed working on cars and restoring his 1964 Impala.
Ronald will be dearly missed by his four children, Jerame (Bridget) Fredericks of Rock Falls, IL; Ronald W. Downs II, Tina (Dennis) Schmidt and Misty Coleman, all of Clinton, IA; three brothers, David (Carlene) Downs of German Valley, IL, Jim Downs of Paris, TN and Mike (Cathie) Downs of Chadwick, IL, two sisters, Marsha (Tom) Jilderda of Dixon, IL and Jodi (Frank) Willie of St. Paul, MN, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Stan Downs and Richard “Bear” Downs.
Cremation rights have been accorded and a celebration of life gathering was held.
Joyce Elaine Cate
Joyce Elaine Cate died on July 28, 2013,at Eagle Point Rehabilitation Center in Lyons, IA. A graveside service was at Lower York Cemetery in Thomson, IL on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Almost Home Animal Society, P.O. Box 123, Savanna, IL 61074.
James “Ox Tail” A. Eads, age 76, of Thomson, Illinois, died Sunday July 28, 2013 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Lawrence William Nigus
Lawrence “Larry” William Nigus, 90, of Fulton, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 29, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. A funeral service was held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. A visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Savanna Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given for local charities.