Born: Sept. 14, 1937|
Died: Dec. 28, 2013
ROCKFORD – Ronald A. Honeyman, 76, of Rockford, died from surgical complications on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Rockford Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.
He was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Cicero, the son of Claude C. and Alice (Pouzar) Honeyman.
Ron joined the U.S. Army in 1954 and retired as a sergeant major. Ron was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient. On Feb. 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 Minn., and Tina (Bill) Wendler of Stillman Valley; son, Ron (Lisa) Honeyman of Kansas; grandchildren, David (Crysta), Sonny (fiancée 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; his siblings, Richard, Roger, Claudia and Char; and cousin, Joe Pouzar.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. John Newman, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles. Interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2014