RONALD A. HONEYMAN, 76 ROCKFORD - Ronald A. Honeyman, 76, of Rockford, died from surgical complications on Saturday, December 28 at Rockford Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. He was born September 14, 1937, in Cicero, the son of Claude C. and Alice (Pouzar) Honeyman. Ron joined the United States Army in 1954 and retired as a Sergeant Major. Ron was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient. On February 19, 1972, he married his loving wife Donna C. Torn in St. Charles. After retiring from the Army he began a successful career as an Independent Insurance Broker and was working for Flanders Agency. Ron was a family man and enjoyed nothing more than having them together. Whether family vacations or a weekend fishing trip, he relished every moment they were together. He was one of a kind, not just a husband, father, grandfather or agent, but also friend. Ron will be missed greatly by all that had the wonderful chance to meet him. The family thanks all of Ron's clients who made each day special. He looked forward to each appointment as an honor not just a job. He is survived by his adoring family; his wife, Donna of Rockford; daughters, Donna M. (Carl Troje) Honeyman of MN and Tina (Bill) Wendler of Stillman Valley; son, Ron (Lisa) Honeyman of KS; grandchildren, David (Crysta), Sonny (fiancé Pilar), Brooke, Greg. (Liz), Ramon, Zachery, Felicia and Alyson; great-grandchildren, Garion, Zoe, and Sawyer; brothers, Dale (Nancy) of St. Charles and Gary of Batavia; sisters, Donna, Diane and Bonita Honeyman and Sharon (Pat) Davern all of St. Charles and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew in 1973, and his siblings, Richard, Roger, Claudia and Char and cousin Joe Pouzar. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 2, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Road. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. John Newman, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles. Interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. Express online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014