Ronald "Diz" Disney

August 14, 1933January 18, 2013
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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 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.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

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Steve Hayden

January 28, 2013

Kathryn wishes she could have made the trip for the funeral. We were shocked and saddened at Ron's sudden passing. Know that we are thinking of you and wish you the peace that the Lord gives us.

Kerry Steward

January 24, 2013

Sadden to hear about the passing of Ron. I worked for him in IPS. He was Great to be around. Always treated me fair.Always had a smile. My Condolences to your Family Connie. Hold on to those Memories. May he rest in peace.

jim thomason

January 23, 2013

Dear Aunt Connie,
We are so sorry to learn of Uncle Ronnie's passing. He is truly a kind and gentle soul. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Though seperated by many miles, we are with you in spirit.

January 22, 2013

Bob - sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Roggenkamp Stulz

Chris Titman

January 21, 2013


I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron was a class act. He was a great supervisor and true friend. He was as genuine as could be. I enjoyed all the golf we played together with Mike and Gary. I'm sure they are heartbroken too. My condolences to your children and grandchildren. Please know that although, I've not seen you in a while, you've always had a special place in my heart.

God Bless,

Chris Titman

January 21, 2013

I am just so sorry to hear of Ron's passing, no words. Just know that he is resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest and sincere sympathy.
Mary Christie of Davenport.

Emily Raney

January 21, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss! Grandpa Disney is my step-grandfather, but always treated me as his own when I was growing up. I wish I had made more time to stay connected as I became an adult! My little brother loves him so much and I know he will be missed by soooooo many!!!

Gary Rohwer

January 21, 2013

So sorry to here of Ron's passing. I worked with "Diz" on the box line at Alcoa in the 60's. We had some great times at work and of course after work. He was a great guy. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.


Art & Ron ~ "Disney Brothers"