Ronald Siemers

Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Ronald Leo "Ron" Siemers, 55, of Kewanee, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital.
Cremation was accorded. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, with visitation noon to services. Inurnment is private.
Ron was born on June 3, 1957, in Kewanee, to Walter "Bud" and Dolores DeBlock Siemers.
Surviving are his sons, Lucas (Lauren) Siemers, Mossville, Ill., and Christopher Siemers, Galva; grandchildren, Zachary and Madelynn; mother, Dolores, Kewanee; brother, Bob (Sharon) Siemers, Kewanee; sister, LuAnn (Bruce) Mahaffey, Kewanee; and nieces and nephews.


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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
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