Ronald Lee Schertz, 79, of Eureka, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born November 22, 1942 in Peoria to LeRoy and June (Springer) Schertz. He married Vada Katherine Mozingo on August 4, 1963 in Eureka. She survives.
Also surviving are one son Dean (Amy) Schertz of Eureka; one daughter Dawn Schertz of Eureka; one brother Joseph (Melanie) Schertz of Florida; two grandchildren Molly Schertz and Sam Schertz; and his faithful dog Rosie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant daughter Angela Schertz.
Ronald was a lifelong farmer. He decided to retire from farming in 2016. He enjoyed being outdoors. His hobbies include fishing and gardening. He was a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.
Ronald was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church where he served as an usher and on various committees. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Eureka United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Finger foods and refreshments will be served.
Cremation will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Eureka United Methodist Church or Foster Pet Outreach (www.fosterpetoutreach.org).
Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.argoruestmanharris.com.