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“Sally and family My condolences to all of you on the loss of Ron. He was a good and generous man. In the later years he remembered to visit with my...Read More »
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“We are so sorry we could not attend. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Patty and Barry ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Barry - Marion, IN

“Sally and family: We are sorry to hear about the loss of uncle ronnie, are thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jared,Shannon(Copeland),Raya...Read More »
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“We knew Big Ron the fisherman. May he rest in peace with our Lord. Friends from AA ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: John and Bev Sweazy - Decatur, IL

“sorry to hear about your loss as i lost my grandfather last year as ron was a good man as my grandfather worked with him at cocoa cola and we went to...Read More »
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“Dear Butch and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We are never ready to say goodbye to a parent. Remember he is in a better place and you will...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Burpo - Springfield, IL

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Phil and Alicia were saddened by the news and send their condolances. Alicia and husband are in Rockford and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara & Steven Brooks - Decatur, IL

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“SORRY I CAN'T BE THERE FOR YOU JUST REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE ALL HAD WHEN OUR CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, JUST THIS WEEK WITH THE ICE STORM WE HAVE HAD...Read More »
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Ronald L. Cobren, Sr., 70, of Decatur, died Friday, January 30, 2009 in his home with his loving family by his side.

Ronald was born July 13, 1938 in Jacksonville to Raymond and Dorothy (Doolin) Cobren. He was married to Sally Maggert for 34 years. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He also enjoyed fishing and gambling. He was a member of A.A., and recently celebrated his 29th birthday with the fellowship. He was retired from Coca Cola and Lovelace Truck Service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sally; children, Ronald Cobren, Jr. (Betty); Rodney Cobren; T.J. Cobren (Christina); Neal Cobren (Elizabeth); Amber Cobren; six grandchildren, including Dillon, Dustin and Cassie; two sisters, Patty Barry (Irwin) of Marion, IN; and Jacky Jensen (Melvin) of Jonesboro, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Visitation will be 5 - 7 pm, Monday, February 2, 2009, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, also in the funeral home, with Huey Connour and Chaplin Gibby Gibson officiating. Burial will take place in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to DMH Home Care Services, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur, IL, 62526.

The family of Ronald Cobren is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur.

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