Ronald Eugene Charlton, Sr., the son of Ralph E. and Pauline W. Charlton, was born July 3, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa. He graduated from Waukegan Township High School in Illinois. Ronald served his country in the United States Navy.
On March 5, 1982, Ronald was united in marriage with Linda Joyce Kay in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ronald worked as an electrical engineer for the Veteran Administration hospital system for 20 years. Ronald was a member of the Missionary Bible Church in Newton, Iowa. He enjoyed woodworking and his cat, Lola.
Ronald died on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. He was 82 years old. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard.
Those left to honor Ronald’s memory include his wife, Linda Charlton; his sons, Ronald E. Charlton, Jr. (Lori) and William E. Charlton (Eva); his grandchildren, Sean Charlton, Christiana Charlton, Meagan Charlton, Josh Odom, Tyler Odom, Alex Odom; and his brothers, Robert Charlton and Jim Charlton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral home in Newton. A Facebook Live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Pence Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials in Ronald’s name may be left at the funeral home.
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