Ronald G. Schwebke

February 7, 1929 - April 28, 2020

Ronald  G.  Schwebke


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Ronald G. Schwebke, 91, of Cherry Valley, Il and formerly of Belvidere, Il passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  Ron was born February 7, 1929 in Garden Prairie, IL the son of Theodore and Caroline (Edwards) Schwebke.  He married Verna Jean Kent on June 20, 1948 in Belvidere.  Ron enjoyed two careers over the years; first with Shappert Engineering and then with Joseph Behr and Sons where he retired in 1992 as general superintendent. During his career he was proud to be a member of the Operators Union 150 for 26 years. Ron made his spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere.  He revered the time spent at the cottage at Lake Mills where he enjoyed boating and time with his family.  Ron also enjoyed Pinochle and playing a round of Golf. He appreciated the time spent socializing at the VFW and American Legion Clubs as well as the Moose Club. There was no larger Chicago Cubs fan than Ron Schwebke.

Ron is loved and will be missed by his children, Donna (James) Novak, Kenneth (Paula) Schwebke, Michael (Jean) Schwebke and Scott (Debra) Schwebke; grandchildren, Michelle (William) Flood, Jill Novak, Kimberly (Dustin) Thill, Susan (Eric) Eisenhauer, Brian (Tammy) Schwebke, Chad Schwebke, Jason Schwebke, Stuart Schwebke, Brandon Schwebke, Justin Schwebke, Meghan Schwebke; eight great grandchildren.  Ron is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Verna, four sisters and two brothers.

Ron’s funeral service will be private for the immediate family. The public can watch via Live-Streaming at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2020 officiated by Rev. Keith Richard of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  To access Ron’s livestream, please visit his obituary page at  Burial will be at Belvidere Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.  Memorials in Ron’s name can be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL 61008.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, May 1, 2020

Ron’s funeral service will be private for the immediate family. The public can watch via Live-Streaming at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2020 officiated by Rev. Keith Richard of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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Ken and Family–So where you lost your dad. Heartfelt condolences to you and all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue (Carlson) Sterling 2020-05-02T10:06:01

We are thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Ron was a very special guy and will be greatly missed. Healing prayers for his family and friends.

Vern and Barb Schwebke 2020-05-02T07:09:43

To Paula & Family,

Condolences to you on the passing of your father-in-law.

With sincere sympathy,

Barb Shlikas Cornwall 2020-05-01T14:19:35

We have such great memories of Uncle Ron that we will always cherish. We will miss his stories, his smiles and laughter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love you all,
Jack and Lori

John and Lori Kent 2020-05-01T10:43:42

We just heard of his passing and are so sorry for your loss. What a full life he lived and will be greatly missed. Family get togethers will surely miss his presence. His stories and comments always made us chuckle. Rest In Peace Uncle Ron. Please know we will hold all of you close in thought and prayer.

Guy & Darla Cunningham 2020-04-30T21:55:18

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, both of us new Ron and his family most of our lives. Condolences to his family and friends.

Rick & Diane Blodgett 2020-04-30T13:56:55

Mike, Jean and families,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It’s tough to lose a family member, especially in these days of social distancing. Hugs to you all. Keep the good memories in your heart always.
Steve & Cris Hughes

Steve & Cris Hughes 2020-04-30T13:15:52

We will always treasure our memories of Uncle Ron. Especially all the summer vacations we shared together while growing up. He had that infectious chuckle that always brought a smile to our face. Our deepest sympathies are with you during this time of loss. He was blessed with a long life, may his soul rest in peace with his maker.

Jeanne and Ron Rasmussen 2020-04-30T10:24:13

Schwebke family,

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2020-04-30T09:40:20

So sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Wennmacher 2020-04-30T09:17:13


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