ROCHELLE — Ronald Doran Ankney, 77, of Rochelle, passed away on May 20. Ronald was born on November 13, 1943 in Chicago to Gordon and Grace (Ludvigsen) Ankney. Ronald married Freda Ramsey in Rochelle on September 27, 1963.
He was a member of the VFW and Rochelle Moose Lodge. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He also enjoyed playing lightning and darts.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Freda; two children, Doran Ankney of Rochelle and Brandi (Allen) Ankney of Tennessee; two sisters, Dorene (Butch) Tebockhorst of St. Augustine, Florida and Cheryl (Danny) Potts of Dandridge, Tennessee; one sister, Laurie Kramer and a brother, Rod Ankney of West Virginia; six grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlin, Chelsea, Austin, Aubrey and Chalee Grace; As well as two great grandchildren, Braxton and Jayce.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lowaine; one son, Boyd McCoy; And two brother-in-laws, Scott Kramer and Kenny Bucher.
Interment of cremains will be held at a later date at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com