Ronald John Wellman

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Ronald John Wellman, 71, of 6812 Judy Ave., Quincy, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday (May 11, 2014) in his home.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1942, in Quincy, a son of Clarence E. and Sylvia E. Kroner Wellman. He married Brenda K. Yackle on April 9, 1977, in Quincy. She survives.

Ron was a Quincy businessman and ordained minister. He opened Ron's Tire Service in 1977 and proudly owned and operated the business for many years. He retired in 2004 after attaining numerous awards and breaking records in the tire industry.

In retirement, Ron loved leading others to the Lord; his heart's desire was fulfilled by helping others to know Jesus as their Lord and savior. His passion was helping others in any way that he could.

Ron was a 1960 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He was a member of Riverside Community Church.

He was an avid sportsman, enjoying turkey and ‘coon hunting as well as fishing. Ron was a die-hard Cubs fan.

In addition to his wife, Brenda, he is survived by his mother, Sylvia Wellman of Quincy; seven children, Amber Wellman of Tampa, Fla., Justin Wellman and his wife, Christy, of Taylor, Mo., Teresa Patterson and her husband, Mark, Tammy Andresen and her husband, Greg, all of Quincy, Jeff Speckhart and his wife, Beth Ann, of Princeville, Wendy Chatfield and her husband, Randy, of Salado, Texas and Dawn Wellman of Quincy; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Savannah, Shaun, Scott, Allison, Andrew, Nick, Tyler, Shandi, Josh and special little Buddy Isaac; four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Brody, Bailey and Destiny; a twin brother, Donald (Sharon) Wellman of Quincy; four sisters, Phyllis Grussenmeyer of Quincy, Karen Reeves of Cullman, Ala., Judy Sharp of Las Vegas, and Joanne Eversden (Sparky) of Quincy; and his mother-in-law, Mary Harker of Quincy. Numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father; a niece, Joy Wellman; and brothers-in-law, Danny Reeves, Dana Sharp and Don Grussenmeyer.

SERVICES: To honor Ron's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.

MEMORIALS: UnityPoint Hospice or Riverside Community Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com

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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
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(217) 222-1011
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 13 to May 15, 2014
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