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89, passed peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 25, with the love of his life, Lois Barron, by his side. Ron began his life-long career as a professional drummer with the U.S. Army bands at the tender age of 17. After ten years, he returned home with the rank of Staff Sergeant and began his 20-year career of touring followed by playing shows in Las Vegas. When he moved to Chicago, he was well known for working with the Barrett Deems big band, as well as touring with the Celebration Dixieland Jazz Band for 20 years. Always devoted to his brothers in arms, Ron was also an active member of the American Legion Post 748 for 20 yrs. and the VFW Post 4551 for 10 years-both in Antioch. In 2014 Ron established Ron Barron and Friends, a jazz sextet performing weekly at the Lake House Restaurant in Lake Bluff. His last performance was Dec. 8th. Ron will be remembered as a man who loved music and life. Ron is survived by his wife, Lois Barron, of Antioch, loving step-daughter, Carrie Burner, of Tooele, UT, and two estranged daughters. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. and Eva B. Burnette, and his beloved canine companion "Peanut". A Celebration of Life will be Feb.10, 2018 at 11:00am at The Lake House restaurant, 525 Rockland Rd. Lake Bluff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GoFundMe.com/ronbarron or, in person, at the event. Arrangements by STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 847-395-4000 or www.strangfh.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 4, 2018
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