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Ronald Eugene Mehrkens

December 25, 1934 September 19, 2019
Ronald Eugene Mehrkens
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Obituary for Ronald Eugene Mehrkens

Henry:
Ronald Eugene Mehrkens, 84, of Henry, passed from this life to the next Thursday September 19, 2019, 12:12 am at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center, Peoria with his family and wife of 59 years by his side.
Memorial services will be held Monday September 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church Lacon. Pastor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to .
Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements.
Ron was born December 25, 1934 at the home of his parents in rural Chenoa, IL to Henry and Alverta (Schoop) Mehrkens. He married Barbara Taylor on May 21, 1960 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chenoa. She survives in Henry. Also surviving are his children, Tami (Bill) Dobbels, of Kewanee, Dawn (Gordie) Aldridge, of Downs, and Todd (Becky) Mehrkens, of Clinton, daughter-in-law, Brenda Mehrkens, of Mapleton, eight grandchildren, four step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild and one sister, Joyce Lorrance, of Pontiac.
His parents, and one son, Michael, preceded him in death.
He had served his county in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, serving in Berlin in with the occupation of Berlin.
Ron was a Volunteer Fireman with the Saratoga TWP Fire Department and a former member of the Jaycees. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lacon.
Ron began his working career with the Marshall-Putnam FS in 1972 as the Petroleum Division Manager. Later becoming Grandview Service Company. He ended his career as manager of the San Jose FS.
Ron and Barb loved to travel, winter in Florida and spending time with his family and working in his yard and gardens.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

23

Sep

10:00 AM 9/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

102 N. Ida St
Lacon, IL 61540

St. John's Lutheran Church
102 N. Ida St Lacon 61540 IL
United States

Service

Monday

23

Sep

11:00 AM 9/23/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:50 AM 9/23/2019 11:50:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

102 N. Ida St
Lacon, IL 61540

St. John's Lutheran Church
102 N. Ida St Lacon 61540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Camp Butler Cemetery Final Resting Place

5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707

5063 Camp Butler Road Springfield 62707 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John's Lutheran Church

102 N. Ida St
Lacon, IL 61540

American Cancer Society

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