ROCKFORD — Ronald G. Hotchkiss DC, 83, a native of Ashton and a successful and respected Rockford chiropractor for many years, passed away quietly after a long illness on July 2 at Serenity Hospice in Oregon.
A gifted anatomist and dedicated physician, Ron practiced in Rochelle and later in Rockford for over four decades with patients coming to him for care from all parts of the U.S. As an expression of his commitment to his patients and people everywhere needing spinal care, Ron was also an inventor and late in his career developed and received a patent for a portable neck therapy device for home use.
Ron is predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 52 years, Dolores in 2018; beloved granddaughter, Elaine Ray Isenberg of Marysville, Washington in 2019; parents, Claude and Euna (nee Thompson) Hotchkiss of Ashton; and sister, Norma Lee (Hotchkiss) Muhlach of Ashton.
Ron is survived by his devoted and loving sister, Wanda (Hotchkiss) Weishaar of Ashton; stepsons, Zane Adams and wife, Melissa, of Cartersville, Georgia and Jack (Rick) Ray of Renton, Washington.
Children most often mean grandchildren too and Ron opened his generous heart to a granddaughter in Washington state; five grandsons in Washington, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas; and their families for three great-granddaughters in Washington and Texas; and four great-grandsons in Washington, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 14 at 11 a.m. at Grace Family Church, 3202 Pleasant Valley Rd., Rockford, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Graveside interment services will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Grace Family Church in Rockford. The family wishes to thank Christenson Funeral Home, Rockford, for their kind services. www.rockfordfunerals.com