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Ronald "Ron" Eugene Lancaster

July 9, 1948 April 9, 2019
Ronald "Ron" Eugene Lancaster
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Obituary for Ronald "Ron" Eugene Lancaster
Winnebago – Ronald “Ron” Eugene Lancaster, 70, of Winnebago, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born July 9, 1948 in Sterling, IL, the son of Keith Neal and Donna Sue (Overly) Lancaster. He graduated from Leaf River High School in 1967. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving as a medic and dental technician from October 3, 1967 to September 1, 1971. Ron married Suzanne “Sue” Roberta Reynolds on September 8, 1973 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago. Ron was self-employed as a dairy farmer and he served local farmers with his air conditioning business. He also enjoyed helping farmers during the farming seasons. He truly enjoyed driving and working on classic cars, especially his 1967 Chevelle SS. He could fix just about anything and loved helping others. He was a true “Gear Head”.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sue Lancaster of Winnebago; daughters, Jen (Dale) Ralston of Rockford, Angela (Damian) Acosta of Rockford, son, Brian Lancaster of Byron; grandsons, Austin Lancaster and Adrian Acosta; brothers, Steve (Marcia) Lancaster, Kevin (Maureen) Lancaster; brother-in-law, Chuck (JoAnn) Reynolds of Oregon, sister-in-law, Jan Fletcher of Winnebago; mother-in-law, Wanda Reynolds of Winnebago; several nephews, nieces and his special dog, Asia.

Ron is predeceased by his parents.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with Navy funeral honors at 3:00 p.m. and a time of sharing to follow, on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the River Valley Complex, 605 Main St., Leaf River. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Cremation rites accorded. Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago is assisting the family. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation




1:00 PM 4/28/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4/28/2019 3:00:00 PM
River Valley Complex

605 Main St.
Leaf River, IL 61047

With Navy funeral honors at 3:00 p.m. and a time of sharing to follow.

River Valley Complex
605 Main St. Leaf River 61047 IL
United States

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In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.


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