116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The Gazette publishes obituaries on a daily basis. Use the search field above to search for obituaries by name or keyword. Readers can submit an obituary or submit a milestone to The Gazette. The obituary must be submitted before 1 p.m. for publication online and in the newspaper the next day, with the exception of obituaries for Sunday publication, which must be submitted by 1 p.m. on Fridays.
RONALD CLAUDE LATTA
Ronald Claude Latta, 91, of Hills, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home in Hills. Private family services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside. Father Bill Roush will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation for Claude will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Riverside. Family request all who attend, please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Riverside or St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Hills in memory of Claude. Online condolences for the Latta family may be sent to www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Ronald Claude Latta was born on Nov. 28, 1929, in Riverside, Iowa, the son of Orvie Everett and Erma Belle (Schweitzer) Latta. On Sept. 11, 1948, Claude was united in marriage to Juanita Kiefer in Davenport, Iowa, and later divorced. He was the co-owner/operator of Latta & Sons Well Drilling. Claude was a member of St. Mary's in Riverside and enjoyed hunting, fishing, country dancing and working on the Wetlands Project on Sand Road. In his early years, Claude enjoyed motorcycle hill climbs and snowmobiling.
Claude will be deeply missed by his children, Peggy (Denny) Bush of Riverside, Pat (Janice) Latta of Riverside and Jim Latta of Riverside; daughter-in-law, Cathy Latta of Riverside; five grandchildren, Russ Bush, Angie Bush, Julie Latta, Emily Latta and Drew Latta; and five great-grandchildren, Tom Bush, Gus Bush, Ryan Logan, Henry Latta and Oliver Latta.
Claude was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Latta; and two brothers, Duane Latta and twin brother, Donald "Dutch" Latta.