Ronnie Dean Keeney

July 1, 1943 - January 12, 2017
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Ronnie Dean Keeney, 73, of Belvidere passed away on January 12, 2017 in the loving presence of his family at his home. The son of Glenn and Pearl Coonrod Keeney was born on July 1, 1943 in Mason City, IA. For 28 years, he was employed at Arnolds Engineering in Marengo. On November 10, 1967 he married Lee Ann Anderson. She passed away on September 26, 1973. On December 18, 1976 he married Joyce Brenneka in Belvidere.

Ronnie served our nation valiantly as Sargent in the Marine Corps during Vietnam from 1963 to 1969. He earned a Purple Heart and was a recipient of other awards such as a Good Conduct Medal for his service. He also was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Belvidere. He had a love of nature which included; camping, fishing, hunting, and feeding the birds and squirrels. In addition, he had a talent for wood working. Ronnie was deeply loved and will be missed.

Here to cherish Ronnie’s memory is his wife, Joyce; children, Scott (Renee) Keeney, Craig (Pam) Keeney, Gayle (Jay) Abrams, Rosie (Mark) Weber, and Jackie (Brad) Benson; sisters, Bev (Jack) Krause, Karen Bendickson, Joyce (Don) Fisher, and Sharon Keeney; brothers, Gerald (Sue) Keeney and Glenn (Lois) Keeney, Jr.; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ronnie, is predeceased by his parents; wife, Lee Ann Anderson; infant daughter, Cindy Ann; brothers, Gerry and Harold Keeney; and sister, Phyliss Endriss.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere. A funeral service, celebrating Ronnie’s life will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. John Brennan, officiating. Burial will take place at Belvidere Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northern IL Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 or to Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org.  To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A funeral service, celebrating Ronnie’s life will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. John Brennan, officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Belvidere Cemetery

Address:

1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial will take place at Belvidere Cemetery.


 

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Born: July 1, 1943
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Kathy Mechler posted on 1/12/17

Gerald, Sue and Family - So sorry to read of the passing of Ronnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close until you meet again. With Deepest Sympathy - Kathy Mechler and Family

 

Mary & David Corirossi posted on 1/13/17

To the Keeney families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for comfort and healing in the days ahead. God Bless

 

The Hall family posted on 1/13/17

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. He was a great man who will be missed by all.

 

The Russell Anderson family posted on 1/13/17

Jerry,Sue and family, Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. God Bless.

 

Ron and Beth Eddington posted on 1/14/17

Joyce and Family, our deepest sympathies and condolences. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

SUE PEARSON posted on 1/14/17

Joyce, Gayle & family's, So very sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts & prayers!! Big hugs! Sue (Kroll) Pearson ( Joyce's favorite former Walmart cashier)

 

Mary Cline posted on 1/14/17

Ron had the most wonderful laugh. We had a blast camping with him for a few years. I will miss him.

 

Brenda Hyllested posted on 1/18/17

So Sorry For You Loss

 

Humberto & Maria posted on 1/20/17

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