203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Lance Corporal Ronald Duane Thoms

Lance Corporal Ronald Duane Thoms was born on December 19, 1946 in Waverly, IA and died February 20, 2018 in Marshalltown, IA.

Ronald Duane Thoms entered the United States Marine Corps on March 2, 1966, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Lance Corporal before being discharged on March 1, 1968 in Camp Pendleton, CA.

Ronald Duane Thoms is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: February 20, 2081.


Ronald Thoms, 71, of Waverly, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Ron was born December 19, 1946, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Ernst and Ida (Kaiser) Thoms. He attended the Waverly-Shell Rock High School and then was drafted into the United States Marine Corp where he served in the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. Upon returning to the area he worked at Waterloo Industries and was a mechanic at Bonzers Station and the Metric Wrench in Waverly. He was also a farmhand for Larry Schweer, Bill Kammeyer, and his brother Arlin.

Ron enjoyed watching Westerns and listening to Country Western music. He loved animals, especially his cats. Ron was known to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Ron is survived by his siblings; Rosie Haar of Waverly, Carole (James) Cole of Sumner, Larry (Donna) Thoms of Mason City, Stanley Thoms of Waterloo, Shirley Thoms of Arkansas, Lavina (Jay) Dietz of Arkansas, Arlin (Sandy) Thoms of Waverly, Ione (Paul) Ledesma of Waverly and James Thoms of Mashpee, Massachusetts. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187

“Ronald Thoms Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed July 6, 2018. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Ronald-Thoms/Waverly-Iowa/1782965.