Ronald Armer


Ronald Leon

Ronald Leon Armer, 86, of Shelbyville, IL, died 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Ronald was born March 31, 1927, in Red

Boiling Springs, TN, the son of Bedford and Estelle (Bean) Armer. He married Bertha Hosmer on October 30, 1953, in Toledo, OH.

Ronald was a farmer, retiring after many years. Prior to farming, he was a machinist at Dolar Jarvis. Ronald was a U.S. Army, WWII veteran and a member of V.F.W. in Findlay, IL.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bertha of Shelbyville; children, Pauline (Jim) Johnson of Glendale, AK, Tim (Virginia) Venzke of Shelbyville, IL, Ken (Mary) Armer of Toledo, OH, Paul Venzke of Freemont, IN, Nancy (Tomas) Cuellar of Shelbyville, IL, Peggy Sue (Harold) Lawson of Shelbyville, IL, Dawn Armer of

Alexandria, LA; sisters and brothers, Eileen (Father Jay) Eyler of Las Vegas, NV, Andrew (Joanne) Armer of Flora, IL, Jeanette (Dwaine) Thorneburg of Cerro Gordo, IL, Ben (Linda) Armer of Sullivan, IL, Tom Armer, Cheryl Armer, both of Mt. Zion, IL, Sarah (Lynn) Dolan of

Normal, IL, John (Connie) Armer of Bethany, IL, Mary (Jerry) Dunn of Tarares, FL; 42 grandchildren, and 81 great-grandchildren, and longtime beloved friends, Junior and Wilma Lutz and family of Findlay, IL. He was preceded in death by his

parents; sister, Betty; brother, Sid; brother, James; sons, Ronald Leon Armer Jr. and Mike Armer.

Cremation rites will be

accorded. There will be no services. Memorials may be made to Shelby County Humane Society. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL will be handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes - Decatur
2827 N. Oakland Ave.  Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-1283

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 5, 2013