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Ronald J. Legner

July 25, 1930 December 19, 2018
Ronald J. Legner
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Obituary for Ronald J. Legner

Dwight- Ronald J. Legner, 88, of Ransom, IL passed away at 2:21 am on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Heritage Health: Therapy & Senior Care, Streator, IL.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 9:00am until the time of services at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ransom on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00AM with Fr. Ghislain Inai officiating. Burial will follow the services at St. Patrick Cemetery in Ransom, IL. Memorials in Ronald’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald was born July 25, 1930 in Odell, IL the son of Aloysius and Margarite (Trecker) Legner. He married Mary Ellen “Toot” McCambridge on March 17, 1953. She passed away November 17, 1994. He is survived by children, Patrice (Allan) Simons of Streator, Mindy Ellen (Bill) Hepner of Ransom, Mary Jo (Art) Armstrong of Ransom; sister, Geraldine Ralph of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald J. “Sam” Legner; one daughter, Janet “Miki” Hepner.
He joined the Air Force in 1951, attended flight school, and received his pilots wing in 1953.
He spent his 23 year Air Force career as a fighter pilot and aircraft maintenance officer where he traveled extensively. He also attended the Air Force Institute of Technology where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering followed by a master’s degree from USC. Among the many awards and medals he received was the Legion of Merit for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service.
After leaving the Air Force in 1974, he joined Commonweath Edison as an engineer during nuclear plant construction and later as a manager at an operating facility. He retired from ComEd in 1992.
He was a member of the Streator Knights of Columbus, Ransom American Legion, Moose International and the Antique Boat Club.
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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 12/22/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:40 AM 12/22/2018 11:40:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church Ransom

110 S. Wallace St.
Ransom, IL 60740

St. Patrick's Catholic Church Ransom
110 S. Wallace St. Ransom 60740 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick's Cemetery Ransom Final Resting Place

2655-, 2699 N 16th Rd,
Ransom, IL 60470

2655-, 2699 N 16th Rd, Ransom 60470 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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