In loving memory of

Ronald Hedrick Sadler
May 7, 1943 - March 13, 2020

Ronald Hedrick "Ron" Sadler, 76, of New London, IA, and formerly of Cleveland, TN, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020.
He was born on May 7, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, IA, to Robert and Pauline Hedrick Sadler.
He attended Mt. Pleasant Jr. High and Bradley Central High in Cleveland, and was of the Baptist faith. Following high school he served in the Navy Reserves.
Ron was New London's Mayor for twelve years and had a great time serving the community. Among his many accomplishments as mayor, he was most proud of the shelter house renovation in the city park, the new community center, and the sidewalk improvements. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge AF & AM #28 and Independent Order of Oddfellows and the VFW Post #7641. Special interests included restoring vintage cars, browsing thrift stores and socializing at the VFW.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Jeffrey "Jeff" Sadler; brothers: Les Sadler, Rex Sadler, twin brother Don Sadler; his sister, Sue Escoda; and his companion of 30 years Veronda Pickle.
Survivors include his daughters: Donna (Shane) Keller of Charleston, TN, and Hope (Phillip) Stocker of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Kayla Sadler of Cleveland, TN, Shelby and Alex Keller of Charleston, TN, Alyvia, Peyton and Addison Stocker of Rock Hill, SC; brothers: Jon (Mary Ann) Sadler of Burlington, IA, and Bullhead City, AZ, Bill (Carol) Sadler of Cape Girardeau, MO, Tom (Brenda) Sadler of Canyon Lake, TX, and Tim Sadler, Pella, IA; sister, Jane (Bert) Green of Cleveland, TN; sisters-in-law: Hilda Sadler of Keokuk, IA, and Darlene Sadler of Mechanicsville, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
The family is very grateful for the love and care given to Ron by Dr. Ben Carter, Kirk Miller, Tracy Cooper, Roger Walker, Marlene Bennik, Patsy Dillon, Kasi Howard, and many others.
Memorials in memory of Mayor Sadler may be directed to New London Child Care Center or New London's South Pine Street Development. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no formal service. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 25th at the New London VFW Post #7641. Online condolences may be left at


Jessica Ort wrote on Mar 22, 2020:

"I will miss your daily drives by my house to check on me and my kitties. Idk what they plan to do with all your kitties you loved and cared for here in town, but I see them wondering around prolly wondering where you are at. Fly High Mr. Sadler. "

Lori (Lena) Polka wrote on Mar 20, 2020:

"Hey Ronnie Poopkins I?m glad we became friends 100 yrs. ago. You made my life better. You me and Vern did a lot of partying in our day, but one thing I?ll always remember is when you were hung over and I?d know that because I was out the night before with you and Vern, and Vern would be sitting at you guys kitchen table the next morning early reading the newspaper and she would unlock the front door knowing I would be over and I?d sneak in and Vern would grin and say he?s still in bed so I?d run into the bedroom and jump on top of him and by the way they had a waterbed so you know what happens next I start sloshing him around, and he would say a few (not so nice words to me) and then say stop my hair hurts, and then we?d laugh and you could hear Vern in the kitchen just laughing away. All the fires outside by picnic table shooting the breeze and drinking beer on the weekends. You were and still are a great man love and miss you my Ronnie Poopkins. Tell all the VFW crew up there that they are missed and give my mom and dad hugs and kisses from me. Love ya"

Debbie Heuer-Stewart wrote on Mar 20, 2020:

"Ron was a good person and left many good memories. Condolences to the family. RIP "

Bob Roth wrote on Mar 18, 2020:

"Bob And Jan Roth Rest In Peace"

Krista (Green) Blas wrote on Mar 18, 2020:

"?Krista with a K? loves her ?Uncle Ronnie with an R?. I love his fun spirit and silly humor. He will surely be missed. Goodbye till we meet again, Mr. Mayor. Prayers of peace for the whole family. I love you all. Hope to join you all in April."

johna wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bob & Johna Stott"

johna wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bob & Johna Stott"