Ronald L. Ketner, 83, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Good Samaritan, in Geneseo. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, July 30 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Bruce Bergthold officiated. Burial was at Greenview Memorial Gardens, in East Moline. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Ronald L. Ketner, 83, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Good Samaritan, in Geneseo. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, July 30 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Bruce Bergthold officiated. Burial was at Greenview Memorial Gardens, in East Moline. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Ron was born May 6, 1935, in Moline, the son of Elmer and Mildred (Rogers) Schoondyke. He was a graduate of United Township High School. Ron married Suzanne E. Merchie on May 6, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was employed as an expeditor with International Harvester Works/Case IH for more than 30 years and later retired from the company. Ron enjoyed traveling, reading, and listening to big band music. He loved watching sports, especially his favorite Chicago teams, the Bears and the Cubs!

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Suzanne; daughters, Robin (David) Masterson, of Bolingbrook; and Rhonda Lovdahl, of Galesburg; step-daughters, Cindy Fullerton, of Muscatine, Iowa; and Deborah (Don) Elshoff, of Malta, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mildred; brother, Gary Schoondyke; sister, Rosemary Shaw; a step-daughter; and three step-grandchildren.