Ronald H. "Diz" Disney, 79, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 18, 2013. Funeral services will be Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.rungemortuary.com.
Ronald was born in Keota, Iowa, on August 14, 1933 to Howard and Lela (Dayton) Disney. He was united in marriage to Cassandra "Connie" Thomason on February 11, 1956 in Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Disney served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the American Legion Post 26, Davenport, Iowa. After his discharge from the Air Force he worked at a variety of jobs from IH Harvester to electrical and carpentry. Then in 1963, he started at Alcoa in Bettendorf, IA as an hourly employee and union steward. He worked his way through the organization in the metallurgical group and as a production supervisor. He later became the quality assurance supervisor for the plant and then retired after thirty years of service. Ron was an honest, fair, hard-working man who was well-liked by all. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He enjoyed gardening, and loved nature, the outdoors, and wildlife. He most enjoyed times with his grandchildren, taking walks with his dog, "Jake," and those special times with his grandson, Matthew. In addition, Ron liked to golf, hunt, and was a life-long sports fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He especially loved attending the games, playing cards, and traveling with his closest friends. Ron was the best husband, father and grandfather and those honoring his life include his loving wife of fifty-seven years, "Connie"; his children William Disney, of Davenport, Iowa, Robert (Judy) Disney, of Davenport, Iowa, Susan (Stan) Smith of Henderson, Nevada; his brother, Arthur Disney, of Bartlett, Tennessee; sisters Patricia Wilson of Davenport, Iowa, Janice Mohr, of Rock Island, Illinois, and Thelma (Ron) Simpson, of Charlotte, North Carolina; his brother-in-law, Donald Delinger, of Wichita, Kansas; eight grandchildren, one great-grandsons, and numerous in-laws, nephews and nieces. Mr. Disney was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Sally Ann, his sister, Billie Delinger, his sister-in-law, Jean Disney, and his brother-in-law, Norman Wilson.