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Robert Eugene "RT" Thomason, age 77 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Newton Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Monroe American Legion. Memorials can be directed to the Ronald McDonald House or Life Serve Blood Center. Condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Arthur Bruce and Inez Irene (Schrader) Thomason, RT was born on July 2, 1944 in Jasper County. Robert was a graduate from Monroe High School in 1962. On January 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to Donna Laver in Newton. RT worked as a tractor mechanic for over 50 years, and retired from Pella Implement in 2009. RT enjoyed going to his brother's farm, playing cards, reading, word search puzzles, doing morning coffee time with friends, and telling stories and jokes, including giving a hard time to friends and family. He was a proud blood donor and enjoyed collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Donna; two children, Rob "RT" (Carol) Thomason and Paula (Brandy) Kingery; four grandchildren, Mitch Merical, Matt (Gaby) Merical, Corbin Kingery and Caden Kingery; two great grandchildren, Jayde Griffith and Max Merical; his siblings, Carroll (Glenda) Thomason, Larry (Joanne) Thomason, Marcia (William) Livingston, Ruby Thomason and Becky Danilson and many nieces and nephews. Preceding RT in death were his parents and a niece, Catherine Livingston.

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Monroe, Iowa 50170
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B Brenda tripp Lanser on Jul 15, 2021

The Monroe Public Library will sure miss Robert coming in and grumbling. We loved him here.

S Sharon Bennink on Jul 15, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during the upcoming days.
Your friend, from Principal Financial Group, riding the bus, and Ladies Retreats at Clear Lake, Sharon Bennink

T Tim Forst on Jul 14, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family. From Tim & Robin Forst

M Marilyn Merrell on Jul 14, 2021

My sympathy to the entire Thomason family.

K Karen Slycord on Jul 14, 2021

Donna & family We are so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. Mom & Dad ( Herb & Myrtle Schwarz) always enjoyed his visits. He will be greatly missed .Karen Slycord

D Debra Slings on Jul 13, 2021

CandleDonna, and family,
So sorry to hear of RT’s passing. Heaven has gained another “ornery “ Angel!! He will be missed! Remember all the fun times, out at Bart Leavens’s place, during the hog roasts! Plus Tuesday night tacos in Prairie City!
May God bless you and yours, always keeping you in His loving care. Blessing you with His peace that surpasses all understanding.
I’m keeping you, and your family, in my thoughts, and prayers.
Love always,
Debra Slings

S Suzanne Oldham Johnson on Jul 13, 2021

RT and Bob loved to give each other the "baloney". He was always welcoming with his smile. Bob and send sincere condolences to his family and friends. Sincerely and prayerfully, Bob and Suzanne Johnson

C Candy Knott on Jul 13, 2021

Donna and family, I sadden to learn of Robert's passing. It was always a treat when the two of you would stop by Uncle Keith's for a visit. Many good times and good laughs. My heart goes out to you and prayers go up for you. Candy

D Darlene Durand on Jul 13, 2021

Donna and family, So sorry to hear of RT's passing. Have great memories of RT and George working with each other at Newton Implement and all of our social fun times together. May your cherished memories bring you comfort during this very difficult time.

J Jerry and Kay Claussen on Jul 12, 2021

Our hearts are saddened at your loss. Our prayer for strength are with you and all the family.

L Leta Lanphier on Jul 12, 2021

I remember Robert when we attended the same church. He was a fine person with a good sense of humor. All the best Donna. Please know I care.

B Bob A Heemsbergen on Jul 12, 2021

I always enjoyed RT telling me that REAL tractors were RED, NOT GREEN. He was a hoot. It was Great to hear him tell of his faith in God. No question where he is now.

E Eleanor Sturtz on Jul 12, 2021

To the Thomason family. I am so sorry to hear about Robert. Seeing the name Thomason brings back so many memories. Harold & your dad were "best of friends”. I still remember all the walnuts (shelled & ready to eat) that your dad brought to us to enjoy. We had some great times visiting. I probably knew Ruby & Becky the best. I remember seeing Becky at the state basketball tournaments. May many happy memories of Robert ease your sorrow at the time.
Eleanor Sturtz
Pella, IA.

B Barb Gray on Jul 12, 2021

Donna & Family,
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing.He was a good man & a good mechanic.My sister & I always enjoyed his teasing nature. He will be dearly missed. May the Lord give you comfort & peace through this sorrowful time.
Barb Gray

K Kimberly Durbin on Jul 12, 2021

To The Entire Thomason family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Robert. He was a kind, funny man. I pray that you all find comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer in pain. I pray that your hearts heal and that you know he is in Heaven looking down over all of you.
All My Love, Kim Durbin and Family

J Jan Miller on Jul 12, 2021

Dear Donna, Marcia, Carroll, Larry, Ruby, and Becky,
I am so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. May God comfort you as you reflect on the special memories of your loved one.
Love and prayers,
Jan Miller

C Cindy Heick on Jul 12, 2021

Becky, so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏❤️ Cindy Heick

E Eileen Burns on Jul 12, 2021

Do sorry to hear of RT's passing. I remember how much Rich enjoyed working with him at Newton Imp. Prayers for you and your family,Donna.

Eileen Burns



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