Ronald Eugene Marlowe, 82, of Champaign passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.
A visitation will be held at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 11a.m. – 1p.m.
Following the visitation there will be a funeral service at 1p.m. with a procession to the graveside at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Ron was born on November 9, 1939, at home in Champaign, IL to parents Bernard Eugene & Ruth Irene (Cook) Marlowe. He graduated from Champaign Central High School and married his wife Loretta Darlene (Andres) on August 11, 1962, in Champaign. Ron was a talented man and one of trust and honor. He worked at JM Jones for 39 years as a mechanic and body man on semi-trucks. He loved working on cars/trucks and driving them any chance he got. Ron was an active member in the community, volunteering and serving on the Eastern Prairie Fire Department for many years. He was a proud honorary member of the Dinosores Motorcycle Club and enjoyed wood working, riding motorcycles, hunting, and fishing. Ron loved spending time with his family camping at Mattoon Lake. He was not a man of many words but was loved by all.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents; wife Loretta Darlene Marlowe; and sister Delores Frank.
Survivors include his daughters Vickey (Lester) Fonner of Ogden, Linda (Mark) Kates of Champaign and Nikki Marlowe of Philo; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
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