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“Sweet Mr. B! He was a great neighbor to have over the years. Our favorite quote from him was "I don't know I've never been this old before" when...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: The Elberts - Morton, IL

“Ron was my hero. I was in high school when I met Ron after he was a gold medal winner in the Olympics. He actually said hi to me and it blew me away....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jon Burnham - Dunlap, IL

“While working at Beloit College, I had the honor of coming to his house to interview him about his Olympic days. One of the nicest men, and also one...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Paul Erickson - Platteville, WI

“I remember his energy, his laughter, his kindness and gracious manners and most of all his love for his family and community. Our deepest sympathies...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Smith

“Uncle Ron- you will be deeply missed! I have so many childhood memories of you. I remember I was fearful riding in the back seat of the station wagon...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sara Schierl - Stevens point, WI

“Ron was an amazing man. So kind and thoughtful. Great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Very humble and funny. I'll never forget...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Martin - Pekin, IL

“He taught me to water-ski, gave us kids the highest under-ducks, and seemed to take the biggest pleasure in life when he was side by side with Norma...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie Neuwirth - Stevens Point, WI

“Sending condolences and prayers to the entire Bontemps Family. One of nicest Gentleman I've ever met. Always had something nice and motivational to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Daniel Kath - East Peoria, IL


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Ronald was born on August 11, 1926 and passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Ronald was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing.

Ron was a WWII Army Veteran having served from 1944 to 1946.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Northwoods Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd. in Peoria, with Rev. Cal Rychener officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

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