Ronald I. Rendleman

  • Born: January 16, 1933
  • Died: June 22, 2017
  • Location: Chadwick, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ronald Ivan Rendleman
Born Jan 16, 1933
Went to Heaven June 22, 2017

Ron Rendleman was a model and actor in Chicago during the 1960's. Upon his conversion to Christianity in 1966 he was instrumental in the Jesus People Movement of the 70"s promoting Christian Rock concerts bringing the message of Jesus to thousands of people on college campuses, churches, parks, prisons and Sweden.
Ron was also a published author of both fiction and non fiction books always with a message of salvation.
He retired with Gloria in Chadwick, IL where he continued to proclaim the gospel wherever he was. He can still be heard saying "The King is coming soon, and I don't mean Elvis!"
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Angeline Rendleman and his grandson, Ryan Rendleman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria of 65 years, his children Nick Rendleman (Patricia), Vicki Taylor (Scott), Rita Schoenthal (Paul), Kim Dixon (Bruno) and Roy Rendleman, his 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and his sister Jeannine Stavlo (Dale).
Visitation will be from 10-11:00 A.M. Monday, June 26, 2017 at the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Reverend Carl Kaiser officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were classmates at Onarga Military School, class of 1950. I only discovered information on his
death when trying to contact him today, 8/28/17. Many times my folks give Ron a ride back to Chicago
in my folks automobile. We would all sing many songs and Ron would accompany is with his harmonica.
We played football together and "duked it out" a few times as will happen between boys. - Ken Kauffman,
St.Paul, MN.

Posted by Ken Kauffman - Mendota Heights,, MN - classmate   August 28, 2017

Ron, I knew you for 12 yrs after meeting your dear wife Gloria in her painting classes. I always enjoyed your stories of life and experiences and I thank you for being my friend and knowing when to say prayers with me. Your thoughtfulness and kind heart will be missed by me.

Posted by Bea Stephens - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 03, 2017

Prayers for your family. It's so hard to let go, but know that when he took his last breath on earth, his next breath was in heaven. We will be together again. What a celebration that will be!

Posted by Michelle Holloway Rosenwinkel - Bloomingdale, IL - neighbor   June 26, 2017

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Roger and Teresa Jackson - South Elgin, IL - Family Friend   June 25, 2017


I was going to call you all week. I guess I say hi here Ron. Met Ron picking up my daughter from paint lessons with Gloria. He picked on me on and off and we laughed about it. He finally understood where I was coming from and I kind of understood where he was coming from. Love you and Gloria. I know why you have been on my mind to call . Not sure if I will make it to your resting place, but will try. I will miss you picking on me. You were good at that. Love you

Posted by Marylou Aiello - Sterling, IL - Friend   June 24, 2017

Gloria & family, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of my old neighbor Ron, with the passing of my own father in Nov 2009 and most recently my mom Nov 2016 I know the pain you are going through.. Please let time do it's thing and heal..Always in our thoughts & prayers...(The kid next door)..

William & Janice Holloway
5207 Terra Cotta Road
Crystal Lake, Ill 60012-3746

Posted by William Holloway Jr - Crystal Lake, IL - Neighbor   June 24, 2017

So sorry for your loss...just know he is with our God and free of pain...prayers for your family

Posted by Andrea Holloway - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   June 24, 2017