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Ronald Lee Chambliss
February 14, 1945 - November 15, 2017

Ronald Lee Chambliss

Ronald Lee Chambliss
Feb 14, 1945 - Nov 15, 2017

Ronald Lee Chambliss
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Ronald Lee Chambliss, 72, of Tipton, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Visitation for Ron will be held on Sunday, November 19 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 20, 10:30 am, also at Fry's. Immediately following the funeral service, there will be a time of food and remembrance for all friends and family to attend, at St. Mary's Hall, Tipton. In honoring Ron's request, he will be cremated following the funeral service. Inurnment will be held at Red Oak Cemetery, Tipton, at a later date. Memorials in Ron's honor may be directed to: Cedar County Freedom Rock. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Ron was born on February 14, 1945, in Muscatine, Iowa, son of Gerald and Norma (Birkhofer) Chambliss. Ron's family moved to Tipton in the early 60s. He graduated from Tipton High School with the class of 1965. Ron was united in marriage to Diane Mueller on August 28, 1971, in Tipton, where they remained and raised their children: Angela and Timothy.
Ron's employment years was spent with the Iowa D.O.T. where he was employed for 33 years before retiring in December of 2001. Ron developed several lasting friendships with his co-workers that remained through his retirement years. Ron cherished the time he spent with his family, he was a true family patriarch who will remain in the hearts of many. Ron enjoyed golfing, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes-football and basketball, Chicago Bears and doing crossword puzzles.
Surviving Ron is his wife of 46 years, Diane; children, Angela (Rob Penningroth) Chambliss of Clarence and Timothy (Jill) Chambliss of Tipton; sisters, Shirley Grunder of Muscatine and Patricia (Donald) Parker of Cedar Rapids; brother, Robert (Lois Greenwald) Chambliss of Muscatine; grandchildren, Colin and Carson Chambliss; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Melva Mueller; special fur-companion, Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Janet, brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kay Chambliss, brother-in-law Marlyn Grunder, sister-in-law Judith Chambliss, father-in-law Ransom Mueller.

 
 

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220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, Iowa 52772
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20
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220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, Iowa 52772
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