Jeffrey “Butch” Alan Ragsdale, 64, of Clarksville, Iowa, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.
Butch was born on July 24, 1954, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Lillian G. (Janssen) and Raymond R. Ragsdale. He attended school in Waverly and graduated from Wavery-Shell Rock High School in 1973. He worked at John Deere Waterloo Works for many years driving a fork lift, and also worked at Sky Tech.
Butch was a man that really enjoyed helping others. He also liked fishing, antiques, gardening, canning and cooking, and collecting eagle figurines.
Butch is survived by Pamela Swanton of Clarksville, Iowa; his children, Joe (April) Dorman of Winthrop, Iowa, Cory (Jessica) Ragsdale of Independence, Iowa, Noah (Patricia) Ragsdale of Charles City, Iowa, and Tasha, Tanya, and Tristan Swanton of Clarksville, Iowa; five grandchildren; three brothers, Mark (Rena) Ragsdale of Janesville, Iowa, Burton Ragsdale of Waverly, Iowa, and Darryl (Danell) Ragsdale of Leavenworth, Kansas; two sisters, Kimberly Ragsdale of Waterloo, Iowa, and Virginia Holtkamp of Waterloo, Iowa; and nieces and nephews that include Shawntelle with two children, Dann with 2 children, Danielle with two children, Sara with three children, David, Nicole with three children, Amanda with two children, Jeremy with three children, Laura with two children, Samantha with one child, and Cassandra with four children. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Pamela DuVall.
According to his wishes, Butch’s body has been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, with Pastor Corey Smith officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in West Point Cemetery, rural Janesville. Family will greet friends on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family, and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.