Ronald Stewart

Posted 7/12/22

Ronald Wayne Stewart, 73, of Paris, and formerly of Potomac, went to be with the Lord at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. He was a retired highway maintainer for the …

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Ronald Stewart

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Ronald Wayne Stewart, 73, of Paris, and formerly of Potomac, went to be with the Lord at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. He was a retired highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation and had previously farmed for most of his life.

A service celebrating his life is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Templeton Funeral Home, with Bro. Karl Marshall officiating. Concluding services with military honors are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Stewart was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Danville, the son of the late Floyd and Hilda Mennenga Stewart. He married Diana L. Skinner on Aug. 10, 1985, at Second Church of Christ in Danville, and she survives.

Other survivors include six children, Jennifer Stewart of Dallas, Texas, Chris (Tammy) Stewart of Coral Springs, Fla., Rebekah (Deric) Counter of St. Charles, Mo., Derick (Sidney) Stewart of Peoria, Carmen Stewart of Paris and Halie (Ron) Mitchell of Paris; a brother, Jean Stewart of Rossville; a sister, Barbara Doty of Muncie, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Jacob (Mercedes) Bruffett, Jesse Bruffett, Abigail (Zach) Horatschki, Makayla Stewart, Brady Stewart, Ayla Counter, Myka Counter, Aubrianna Gremore and Ava McCarty; a great-granddaughter, Elaina Horatschki; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Wernigk and Elsa Miller; an infant brother, Ray Stewart; and an infant sister, Patsy Stewart.

Mr. Stewart served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois. He was an active member of Lake Ridge Christian Church of Paris where he served on the Missions Committee for many years. He served as a union steward for Teamsters Local #916. He will be remembered as someone who loved to talk and visit, especially after Sunday worship or around a good campfire. He was lovingly devoted to his Lord, his wife and his family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lake Ridge Christian Church Missions Fund.

 Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.