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Ronald E. Robnett

Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Ronald E. Robnett, 79, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at his home. He was a truck driver for more than 30 years.

He was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Morrison, the son of Arnold and Esther (Gregory) Robnett. He married Mary Elizabeth Schaffner. He later married Nancy Hay on June 7, 1969. She died on March 13, 2000.

Survivors include his children, Cindy Robnett of Sterling and Ron (April) Robnett of Rock Falls; stepchild, Chris Fodness of South Dakota; children, Sandy (Howard) McDole of Texas, Vicky (Brad) Stoecker of Morrison, Gail (Sam Funderberg) Robnett of Texas, and Michelle (Clayton) Thompson of Prophetstown; his sister, Charel (David) Zuidema of Morrison; his companion, Linda Jones of Rock Falls; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Marie, in infancy; and his parents.

A gathering of friends and family will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday and the memorial service at 10 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating.

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