Reuben E. Radunz

  • Born: July 11, 1927
  • Died: September 26, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rueben E. Radunz, 88 died Saturday September 26, 2015 at Avonlea Cottage of Dixon.

He was born on July 11, 1927 in Granite Falls, MN the son of William A.and Edna M. (Schroeder) Radunz and had served as a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Jeanne Phelps on August 16, 1952 in Lincoln, IL. She died March 5, 1997. Rueben had been employed as an operating engineer for the former Bob Propheter Construction Co in Sterling retiring after 25 years of service in 1987. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling.

Survivors include four daughters: Virginia (David) Hill of Clinton, IA, Karen (Larry) Reynolds of North Port, FL, Barbara (Dave) Halvorson of Chana, IL and ViAnne (Tim) Munson of Sterling; one son, Richard (Karen) Radunz of Marysville, WA; one sister, Evelyn Ehrreich of Moundsview, MN; Two brothers: David (Lorae) Radunz of Armstrong, IA and William (Ann) Radunz of Princeton, MN; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 5:30 – 7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Thursday at 10 AM in St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling with the Reverend Mark Oehlert officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials to Lewy Body Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May you Rest in Peace Mr. Reynolds.

Posted by Elise Hall - Punta Gorda, FL - brother in law's grandfather   September 29, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of such an awesome man, father, grandfather, and husband!

Posted by Babette - Westchester, IL - Family   September 28, 2015


Dad, you gave me so many many wonderful memories! I was a very lucky girl to have you in my life and I will cherish you and keep you close in my heart forever..

Love, Hugs and Kisses!!

Posted by Karen Radunz Reynolds - Daughter   September 27, 2015


Grandpa I am so blessed to have had you for my grandpa! You are the most kindest, gentle, thoughtful man and I am so thankful to have been a part of your life. Praise God you are now at peace, I love you so much and while you are gone you will NEVER be forgotten ❤

Posted by Lisa Walker - Sterling, IL - Granddaughter   September 27, 2015