Ron Hiatt, 62, of Washington, passed away at 6:45pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born April 17, 1957 in Peoria to Cletus J. and Maxine Hurley Hiatt. He married Marsha Gostowski on July 2, 1977 in Washington.
Surviving is his wife, Marsha; children, Karen Hiatt-Hunt of Washington, Daniel (Kristi) Hiatt of Mahomet, James (Chelsi) Hiatt and Matthew Hiatt, both of Washington; grandchildren, Laney, Trista, Leigha, Grayson, and Parker; and siblings, Rosemary Little of Chicago and Charles (Carolyn) Hiatt of East Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, and four brothers.
Ron owned and operated Ron’s Donuts and Bakery for 41 years and loved all aspects of running his business. It wasn’t just about making donuts. For him, it was about the bonds he built within his community over the years. He considered his customers like family. In many ways, Ron was a simple man with simple pleasures. He enjoyed having coffee in the mornings with his wife, sitting in his chair with his dog Lucy by his side, and having his kids and grandkids at home telling them stories and jokes. Laughter is one of the legacies left in the hearts of all those that knew him. He was caring and generous, not only a father to his children and grandchildren, but a surrogate to many. He was loved by many and will truly be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be from 6-8:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rock Church.
Ron’s memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be sent to the family.