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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Phil, Marty & Rita

I was saddened when Barb called me to tell me that Donna passed away.
She was always upbeat and happy. I think of her often as she was mom's
best friend. If I recall correctly, she went to the old school in Coralville. They
have a book there to write in. You might want to look at it someday. .

Posted by Linda Huxford Krantz - Las Vegas, NV - Friend   March 12, 2016

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Steve & Deb Rasmussen - Ely, IA - Neighbor   March 12, 2016

Slade family sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers. God Bless

Posted by Daniel and Donna Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 11, 2016

Phil and Marty so sorry for your loss. Donna was such a sweet lady, she always had a story and always made me laugh. I have many childhood memories of Donna that I will cherish, from her being the first person to cut my hair to her getting mad at you and my brothers for something you boys had done! She will be greatly missed. Brenda & David

Posted by Brenda (Rasmussen) Corso - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 11, 2016

Such a great lady!

Posted by Barb Tandy - Oxford   March 10, 2016

Phil and Marty, sorry to hear the sad news. Take care.
Chuck, Lori, Joe, John Peters

Posted by Lori Weldon Peters - Solon, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

I'm so sorry Phil, Marty, Rita, Sarah and Brian for your loss. Donna was one of a kind. I always had a laugh when she was around. She will be missed.

Posted by Jacki Eckrich - North Liberty, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

Our sympathy goes out to the entire Slade family. We did not know Donna but know Sara and Brian very well. God will see you this time of sorrow.

Jolene Blair
Christopher Hass
Duane Hass
Sherry Murphy

God Bless You All!

Posted by A friend   March 10, 2016

Condolences to Donna's family. I worked with her at Family Health Centre. She was a wonderful person to be around.

Posted by Shannon Detert - Tiffin, IA - Coworker   March 10, 2016

Prayers to the Slade family ...Donna will be deeply missed ..she always made me laugh.

Posted by Audrey Fisher Twing - decatur, AL - Friend   March 09, 2016

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