CHILLICOTHE - Ronald Nicholas Traver, 52, of Chillicothe died on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born in Peoria on March 2, 1962, to Ronald E. and Judith Mae (Dunbar) Traver. He married Sue Frith in Mesa, Ariz., on Aug. 9, 1991.
Surviving are his wife; parents; one son, Jeremiah Traver of Chillicothe; and two daughters, Micheilei Traver of Chillicothe and Marisa (Cory) Giles of East Peoria. Also surviving are his brother, James (Dee Buttrun) Traver of Spring Bay; and one granddaughter, Rozavella Mae Traver.
Ron was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1980 to 1983.
Ron worked for Western Yeast Company in Chillicothe for eight years, last working in February of 2009.
Ron was an avid nature lover, enjoying camping, flower gardening and being outdoors. He will be dearly missed by his furry friend and companion, Arthur.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to The ARK Humane Society, located at 477 State Route 26, Lacon, IL 61540.
Ron's online memorial may be viewed at www. hurdfamilyfunerals.com.