US Marine Corps

Ronnie Clow

July 20, 1946 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Ronnie Clow Obituary

Ronald “Ronnie” Clow 76 of Champaign passed away at home with Diana and his beloved cats at his side on Wednesday July 27, 2022.  He was born July 20, 1946, the son of Dewey and Pauline (Dunn) Clow, Sr.  He married Diana Gordon July 18, 1970 in Urbana.  Diana survives.  Ronnie is also survived by a daughter Angela Oakley (Mike), brother-in-law Randy Castor (Lisa), sister-in-law Susan Castor and nephew Joe Castor.  He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Ronnie graduated from Champaign Central in 1965, worked for SuperValu for 35 years and was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart.  He was a Life Member of Urbana VFW Post 630.  He was baptized into the Catholic faith on June 17, 2022.  His pastime was fishing and loved being with his cats, Bailey and Chloe.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 3, 2023 at Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Champaign. Dan Richards will officiate.  Military rites will be provided by the US Marine Corps and Champaign VFW Post 5520.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Champaign VFW Post 5520.

The Clow family was grateful for the caring and kindness that Traditions Hospice showed to them and Ronnie.  Condolences may be offered at

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