Donna M. Slade

  • Born: March 8, 1936
  • Died: March 8, 2016
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donna M. Slade, 80, died unexpectantly, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Donna's memory for Special Olympics or the Coralville Library. Online condolences can be sent for her family through the funeral home website @

Donna Mae Bryant was born March 8, 1936, with her family moving to the Coralville area when she was a child. She married Kenneth D. Slade on November 16, 1952 in Iowa City. The couple built their home in Coralville on 13th. Avenue shortly after their marriage. Donna was so proud to be a resident of Coralville, she loved her many friends there and all of her family. In years past she enjoyed being on bowling leagues at Coral Lanes, she was an avid reader and loved to do knitting and crocheting. If you knew Donna, the good old days always came into the conversation! For years Donna was a beautician from her shop in her home, and for over 16 years she worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in the medical billing department when she retired.

Her family includes her son, Phil (Marty Winegarden); daughter-in-law, Rita Slade; two grandchildren, Sarah Slade (Morgan Ripperton) and Brian Slade; and great-grandson, Kolby.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenny; and sons, Kenny Don and Steve Slade.