RONALD E. HOLMGREN, 73 BELVIDERE - Ronald E. Holmgren, 73, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Maple Crest Care Center, after a long illness. Ronald was born July 18, 1939, in Rockford, IL; the son of John and Sigrid (Lind) Holmgren. He married Nancy J. Rhode on March 17, 1961, in Belvidere, IL. Ronald worked for Camcar Textron for 25 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the superintendent of the Rabbit Department at the Boone County Fair and a member of the Winnebago-Forest Rabbit Club. Ronald enjoyed spending time with his family, especially Sunday dinner at the Steam Plant. Ronald's family wishes to acknowledge the loving care given to Ronald by the entire staff of Maple Crest during his stay. Ronald is loved and will be missed by his daughter, Rhonda (Daniel) Johnson and Janet (Todd) Fair, both of Belvidere; grandchildren, Amy, Matt, Mike, Amanda and Wyatt; nieces and nephews. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; granddaughter, Hallie Fair; brothers, Gunnard and Thorston; sisters, Gunborg Hermanson and Astrid Holmgren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, with Rev. Allan Buss, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in care of the family in Ronald's name. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit buckwheelerhyland.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 4 to July 5, 2013