Arthur P. "Mike" Ashton (1953 - 2016)


WATERLOO – Arthur P. "Mike" Ashton, Jr. 62, of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident on the Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd. near Quasqueton, Iowa.
Mike was born on Nov. 12, 1953 in Waterloo, the son of Arthur P. and Mable A. (Jones) Ashton Sr. On December 26, 1972 He was married to Martha Ann Hall. The couple later divorced and later he married Victoria Gretras, and they later divorced.
Mike is survived by three children: Angela (Glenn) McCombs, Waterloo, Arthur "Buddy" (Jennifer) Ashton, Quasqueton, and Martha Neisen, Waterloo; eight grandchildren: Ashton, Nevaeh, Orion, Zachary, Anna, Alexandra, Shawnee, and Courtney; two great grandchildren: Alyssa and Zackary, Jr; a brother, Terry (Debbie) Ashton, Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters: Gerri (Dave) Dunfee, Waterloo, and Sandy (Mike) Ray, Delta, Colo.
As per Mike's wishes, quoting; "skip the funeral! Just get everyone together, ride some place and have a party."
So, with that said, we are requesting that everyone who would like to accompany Mike Ashton on his last ride, to meet up at Sac's Neighborhood Pub, on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. We will leave there at 2 p.m. to ride to Buzz's Bar in Waterloo, where there will be a short memorial followed by a party. Anyone who is not participating in the ride, please meet at Buzz's at 2 p.m. The ride will be taking place rain or shine. We know that the ride is a short one, but it's one Buddy took with him and it was one of his favorites.
The Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17, 2016