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Cleo "Bud" Ping

June 26, 1932 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 88)

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Cleo “Bud” Ping, 88, of Sloan, Iowa passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa.

A Public Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Skien Lutheran Church, Albaton, Iowa. (Due to Covid-19 family will not be present at the visitation.) (Social distancing measures must be followed- Due to Covid -19 restrictions masks are encouraged.) A Private Family Memorial Service will be held with Pastor Craig Bock officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Township Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the United States Army and the Smith-Rhodes American Legion Post #295 of Sloan, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Cleo Edwin Ping was born June 26, 1932 in rural Sloan, Iowa the son of Cleo Henry and Pearl Marie (Wright) Ping. He grew up in Compton, California and Whiting, Iowa and graduated from Whiting High School in 1951.

Bud joined the United States Army October 15, 1952 and was honorably discharged September 27, 1954. He worked as the Whiting School custodian until the early 60’s. Bud and his brother, Clifford purchased Dahl Brothers Oil in Sloan, Iowa in the mid 1960’s. They opened as Ping’s 66 Service and operated until 1993. Bud worked for the City of Sloan in the maintenance department until his passing.

Bud and Ila Jeanette (Foss) Ping were united into marriage July 12, 1959 in Soldier, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Michael and Carla.

Bud loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, the outdoors, and socializing with friends. He was an avid Hawkeye Fan and loved reading westerns and historical events. He especially enjoyed attending metal detecting events. Bud enjoyed many family trips to the Black Hills.

Bud was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his children, Michael (Patricia) Ping of Salix, Iowa and Carla (Bruce) Tevis of Hornick, Iowa; granddaughter, Aryn Ping of Des Moines, Iowa; grandson, Aric (Katie) Ping of Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Skylar Ping; sister, Lanette Reitz of Correctionville, Iowa; brother, Clifford (Kay) Ping of Sloan, Iowa; brother-in-law, Gordon (Barb) Foss of Soldier, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Henry and Pearl Marie (Wright) Ping; his wife, Ila Jeanette (Foss) Ping; parents-in-law, Oscar and Edith (Johnson) Foss; brother, Dan (Peggy) Ping; brother-in-law, Lawrence Reitz; and sister-in-law, Janet (Ulven) Foss.

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October 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Skien Lutheran Church
11929 Aspen Avenue
Sloan, IA 51055

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