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1 of 5 | Posted by: Darlene & Doug Rehner - Seneca, SC

“Had met Ron years ago as being a friend of my Father,only saw him Here and there , but each time was a pleasure,loved his comedian and warm...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joel Rosenow - Aurora, IL

“Anna and family My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of great sorrow. Ronnie will be sadly missed by all. God speed my friend...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Davis - Sterling, IL

“so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband I will be praying for all the family May he rest in the peace of the Lord above so be at peaceRKgjr ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Judy wolff - Deer Grove, IL

“Aunt Anne, Eric, Heather......Sorry to hear about Uncle Ronnie's passing. I am unable to come back home for the funeral. You guys are in my thoughts...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Theresa Dye - Erlanger, KY


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Ronald Dewayne Young, age 75 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Ron was born October 14, 1941 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Howard and Pauline Young. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Ron married Anna Ordean on August 8, 1965 in Rock Falls. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire as an electrician for 28.5 years. Ron was a member of the Tampico American Legion and Sterling/Rock Falls Jaycee's. He loved gardening and cooking. He was an avid reader and enjoyed engraving as a hobby. Ron was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife, Anna; one son, Erik (Christina) Young of Rock Falls; one daughter, Heather Young of Rock Falls; two granddaughters, Victoria Johnson and Emily Young; one great grandson, Riley Mattox; two sisters, Lorraine Dawdy of Ill. and Madonna (Ron) Blackburn of Wis.; his cousin, Elmer Ray Young of Mich.; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Kay Green and Viola Peterson.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. Memorial service will be Wednesday, February 22, at 11:00 A.M. with an hour gathering prior to the service at the church with Reverend William Sullivan, officiating. Full Military honors will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.