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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