Ronald William Laws

July 6, 1940 - November 17, 2021

Ronald William Laws


Ronald William Laws, 81, of Belvidere, IL, died November 17, 2021, in Belvidere, IL in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 6, 1940, in Amboy, IL, son to William J. and Irma Grace (Petticrew) Laws. He graduated high school and married his sweetheart, Sharonne Ann Haley, June 15, 1963, in Amboy and served in the Army as a Wheeled and Track Vehicle Mechanic. In April 1964 he was assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Troop D, 1st Cav Reconnaissance Squadron in Germany. Ronald was a former Baptist and converted to Catholicism and attended St. Patrick Parish in Amboy. He belonged to the Flora Grange, Boone County Pomona Grange, UAW Local 1268, National Independent Concessionaires Association “NICA,” International Independent Showmen’s Association “ISSA,” and The Loyal Order of Moose in Belvidere. He enjoyed working overtime at Chrysler, traveling to Florida during the winter, and making money with their Concessions Food stand at The Boone County Fair.

Ronald is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharonne; sons, Phillip (Candy) Laws of Belvidere and Brian (Suzan) Laws of South Beloit, IL; sister, Lanieta (Laws) Stiles of Dixon, IL; grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Alexander (Hannah), Katelyn, Abigail and Sarah Laws; Step-grandchildren, James and Samantha Thibodeault; great-grandchildren, Violet and Rose Laws; and step-great-grandchild, Cole Thibodeault.

He is preceded in death by his Father, William J. Laws, Dec. 14, 1998; Mother, Irma Grace (Petticrew) Laws, Dec. 23, 1969; Sister, Faye E. (Laws) (Chesley) Leffelman, April 2, 2013; brother-in-law, Ronald G. Chelsey, November 7, 1995, brother-in-law, Eugene A. “Gene” Leffelman, March 1, 2021; brother-in-law, John Stiles, April 7, 2020; and beloved family dogs, Laddy, Lobo, Sandy and Maxine.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23 at the funeral home. Rev. Brian Geary will officiate. Burial at Belvidere Cemetery. The family would also like to give a special thanks to caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Boone County Fairgrounds. To light a candle or share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Monday, November 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23 at the Funeral Home. Rev. Brian Geary will officiate. Burial at Belvidere Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
11:45 am

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial at Belvidere Cemetery.

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Sorry for your loss. We know this is a tuff time for you. As you make you way through your grief know you are not alone. You are all in our thoughts and prays.

Calabrese Family 2021-11-22T17:23:28

Sharonne, Phil and Brian, sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra L Johnson (Kiser) 2021-11-22T06:20:49

Sorry for your loss was a great guy you and Ron always had my back at the fair can not make it to the funeral I am fighting and covid and double pneumonia right know know I have you all in my prayers

Terry Cook 2021-11-21T06:18:34

Sorry foryour loss Sharron.We had so much fun at the fairs.I would work the main gate at Boone county at night.Ron would come up and sit and talk with Lenny and I until he saw you coming up the road,he say I got to go or sharonne is get.him.We will miss Ron so much .love you Ron.

Lenny & betty hada 2021-11-20T04:18:44

Sharonne and Family, I am so sorry for you loss. Ron was such an amazing person. He was one of my best memories as a care giver. He is a person I will always have in my heart. He was so darn funny. He made me laugh on the regular. He will be missed dearly. —- Rhonda Oscarson

Rhonda Oscarson 2021-11-19T23:25:33

A good guy is gone! So happy to call him a friend!

Gary & Barbara Hill 2021-11-19T16:42:04

Ron was a fun guy to work I will miss him very much .we seemed to make each other laugh. My blessing to the family.

Brenda Kirby 2021-11-19T14:07:24

Very sad to hear of Ron’s passing….
Started at Chrysler together way back in mid 60’s…
Worked side by side for years…..
A truly good guy…… condolences to the family…..

Don Nelson 2021-11-19T07:41:54

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with the family.

Ulonda Dehart 2021-11-19T04:28:55

I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We had some good times when you guys came to Florida. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Shirley Cotter 2021-11-18T20:33:25

Many years. Of Great. Memories. Ron. Will. Always. Be. Thought of. As. A. Generous. Caring. Person always. There. Whenever. Needed
Always. Remembered. Sharone. Can. Be. Proud. Having. A. Husband. Such. As. Ron.
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Doug. And. Pat. Skinner 2021-11-18T18:57:29

I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My sympathy to Sharrone and family.

Pat Kane (mrs. George) 2021-11-18T14:38:30


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