ROCK FALLS – Ronald W. Edeus, 69, of Rock Falls, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at home, surrounded by his wife and family.
Ron was born June 5, 1944, in Sterling, the son of Fred and Lois (Miller) Edeus. He married Ardyce C. Durr on June 11, 1966, in Sterling. Ron graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1962. He joined the Army National Guard on Oct. 24, 1965, and finished his service on April 18, 1980, after 15 years. Ron was employed with Coast to Coast Hardware in Rock Falls for 11 years, and National Manufacturing Co. for 23 years, retiring in 2002. Upon retirement, he spent the last 12 years helping his son-in-law farm in the Harmon area. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. He was a musician in many local bands for nearly 40 years. He was an avid fisherman and ”Muskie Hunter,” spending his life on the Rock River and countless trips to northern Wisconsin.
Survivors include his wife, Ardyce, one daughter, Venus (Lance) Schilpp, and one son, Nathan (Mary Keck) Edeus, all of of Rock Falls; and four grandchildren, Jared Caudillo, Hannah Schilpp, Mimi Edeus (Dolan) Duncan, and Cheyenne Edeus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wayne Edeus; and one sister, JoAnn Latta.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brandon Nelson of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling officiating. Military honors will be accorded. Private family burial will be at a later date.
A memorial has been established.
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