Ronald F. "Ron" Wiese, age 84, of Ursa, died on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 4:58 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Ron was born November 12, 1935 in Vermillion County, Illinois, the son of Emil and Thelma Browning Wiese. He married Sylvia Uden on July 1, 1960 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Thomasboro, Illinois. She survives.
Ron was a 1953 graduate of Homer High School in Homer, Illinois. He was employed at John Deere just out of high school and also worked as a welder for Nelson Concrete in Champaign, Illinois. He started with the Adwell Corporation in the Pekin area in 1966. In 1972, he continued working for them as he started farming in Meyer, Illinois. He was a farm manager at Adwell until his retirement in 2005. Ron had a passion for farming and loved spending time on the farm and making sure everything ran smoothly. His love of farming was also evident in his collection of toy tractors.
Ron enjoyed watching college basketball and was a die hard Indiana Hoosiers fan. He was even known to wager on sports games. In recent years, Ron became an Iowa Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed attending his great grandchildren's sporting events.
Ron was a devoted family man and he dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of his life. He also had a love for dogs and he always had a least one dog, but never more than five at any given time. If you were fortunate enough to know Ron, you will remember his great smile and his love for visiting.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Sylvia, include three children, Lisa (Brian) Seals of Warsaw, IL, Robin (Peter) Milnes of Bedford, NH, and Mark (Linda) Wiese of Ursa; four grandchildren, Kelly (Kevin) Lash of Coatsburg, IL, Andrew Milnes and Brook (Nicole) Milnes, both of Bedford, NH, and Meredith (Brad) DeMay of Boca Raton, FL; 10 great-grandchildren, Austin, Kaleb, Reid, Sophie, Carter, Kale, Avery, Maci, Sadie and Logan; a sister, Carolyn Strickland of Alabama; three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Kopecky, Barbara Bush, and Lori Price; three brother-in-law, John Morrison, Raymond Uden, and Melvin Uden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lowell Wiese, and three sisters, Christine Morrison, Joan Tate, and Irma Smith.
Services: 10:00 am on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Patricia Reep officiating. Please bring a mask if you plan to attend the service.
Remote Attendance/Livestream: to attend Ronald's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10:00 am Central Time using the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/37010042
Burial: New Providence Cemetery, Ursa, Illinois
Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday August 23, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a mask if you plan to attend the visitation.
Memorials: Unity High School for the FFA or St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Coatsburg, Illinois
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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thinking of you at this difficult time. i send my deepest sympathy.
I will miss you so terribly. Who is going to tease me about being from Clarence? I hope you knew how much I loved you. Rest In Peace uncle Ron. Traci Uden-Livermore
Our condolences go out to the entire Wiese family. I was very fortunate to know Ron and it was always a treat to bump into him and visit about all the new things regarding farming. We will miss seeing his friendly smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. The DL. Schnelle family
My Great Uncle Ron. RIP. Andy Smith Tucson AZ
RIP uncle Ron-Lots of crops to plant and harvest in heaven!-Randy and Jenn
So very sorry to hear about Ron’s passing, he was a wonderful man it was a privilege to have known him I have many wonderful memories, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Mark and Jannel Vonder Haar
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