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1943 Ronald 2008

Ronald J. Putman

August 20, 1943 — November 1, 2008

Ronald J. Putman, 65 of Bellevue, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Finley Hospital, surrounded by his family. A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 3 at St. John Lutheran Church, Bellevue officiated by Pastor Paul Gammelin. Private family burial will be at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kingery~Lemke Funeral Home. Ronald was born on August 20, 1943 in Bellevue, son of Edward Paul and Angiline J. (Hauge) Putman. He was married to Judy Scott on May 24,1965 and together they were the parents of Sherri and Ronni Jo. On November 24, 1995, Ronald and Debra Giltner were married. He became the stepfather to shawn, Jason, Gregory, Cathleen, and Christine, and in June 2008, Ron and Deb adopted Deyonna. He worked on Tow Boats for the Canal Barge Company, and later he worked for the Davenport Fish Company. Ronny was a very outgoing person who made friends with everyone. He had a great sense of humor and never complained about anything. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed playing cards with anyone and was quite good at it. Surviving is his wife, Debra L. Putman, of Bellevue; his parents, Edward and Angiline Putman, of Bellevue; three sons, Shawn (Michelle) Keane, of Sterling Illinois, Jason (Teresa) Keane, of Earlville, Iowa, and Gregory Keane, of Clinton, Iowa; five daughters, Sherri Harris, of Coralville, Iowa, Ronni Jo Putman, of North Liberty, Cathleen and Christine Keane, of Bellevue, and Deyonna Putman, of Bellevue; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; Eight brothers and sister, Judy (Marvin) Manning, of Miles, Terry (Helen) Putman, of Bellevue, Diane (Thomas) Stutting, of Camanche, Jo (Jim) Edwards, of Dubuque, Paula (Bob Demkier) Clark, of Camanche, Edward (Nancy) Putman, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Scott (Dori) Putman, of Bellevue, and Angela (Kevin) Ballenger, of Buchanan, Tennessee. The family would like to thank the nurses at Finley and Pastor Paul Gammelin for their excellent care and compassion. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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