Ronald DeArmond


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Ronald W. DeArmond, 75, formerly of Rapids City, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at The Lighthouse at Silvis.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Burial is at Moline Memorial Park. Visitation is one hour before the services.
Ronald Warren DeArmond was born on Oct. 23, 1937, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Warren E. and Viletha Kelly DeArmond. He served in the U.S. Army and the Reserves. He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal for 33 years, retiring from procurement in 1993.
Ron was a member of Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, Port Byron. He was a model railroader, a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, had coached his sons baseball and sport teams and enjoyed taking care of his property in Rapids City.
Ron is survived by three sons, Ron DeArmond, Pella, Iowa, Jeff DeArmond and his wife, Kathy, Moline, and Blake DeArmond, East Peoria, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Art Klingerman, Virginia; a niece, Kelly Spencer; and a nephew, A. J. Klingerman. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William DeArmond.
Ron's family extends thanks to the staff at The Lighthouse at Silvis for their loving care, and to Brothers Family Restaurant in Rapids City for their friendship and support.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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