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Ronald Arthur Shader
May 27, 1932 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Ronald Arthur Shader was on born on May 27th, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa to Carolyn Hahn and Paul Shader and passed away on August 14th, 2023 in Hurst, Texas at the age of 91.
He grew up in Waterloo Ia where he graduated from High School in 1950. He served 6 years in the Navy and approximately 19 years in the Air Force as Security Police ; he also worked for approximately 20 years for Tarrant County Sheriff Department starting out as a Jailer and quickly promoted to Deputy Sheriff in the Warrant Division- Law Enforcement was his passion He also served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars . He had met the Love of his Life, Sumiko while he was stationed in Japan and they were married for 54 years before her death in 2013
He was a loyal fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Chicago Whitesox . He enjoyed reading and the old black and white Western Movies on Saturday TV; enjoyed traveling ; spending time with family and special friends . He was a proud Methodist.
He was a Loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Uncle and loyal friend.
Preceded in death by his mother; Carolyn M Jennings, brothers; Paul Shader, Charles William Shader, sister; Ruth Pelham and wife; Sumiko Shader.
Survived by daughter Stephanie Lynne Roehl, son Todd Shader, grandchildren Erika Roehl and Ryan Roehl ; great grandsons Hunter Pitts and Mason Roberts , numerous nieces and nephews and his dear friend Kenneth Heminger of Great Falls, MT.
A Service time and day will be determined at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider making a donation to the Alzheimer / Dementia, Kidney or Stomach Cancer Research.
A few of his favorite songs : The old rugged Cross, Amazing Grace and I did it My Way