Ronald O. Boltz

Posted 3/2/20

EARLVILLE - Ronald O. Boltz, 92, of Earlville passed away Feb. 29, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota.

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Ronald O. Boltz


EARLVILLE - Ronald O. Boltz, 92, of Earlville passed away Feb. 29, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville with Pastor Denise Rode officiating. Burial will follow at Precinct Cemetery in Earlville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville.

Ronald was born Aug. 1, 1927 in Earlville to Oscar and Edna (Buckhardt) Boltz. He married Wilma Cromer on Nov. 18, 1951 at her parent’s home in La Grange. She preceded him in death in 2017.

Survivors include one daughter, Julianne Boltz of Centralia; one son, John (Jenny) Boltz of Earlville; three grandchildren, Kevin (Kelsi) Boltz of Sycamore, Courtney Boltz of Erie, Colo. and Kelsey (Andy) Stegman of Sheridan; four great-grandchildren, Bryce and Landyn Boltz and Brooks and Drake Stegman; one sister, Fran Sellers of Compton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Lisa Kay Hanson in 1990; four sisters, Clarice Truckenbrod, Gertrude Spinner, Joyce Latimer, and Joanne Elsesser; and one brother, Wayne Boltz.

Ronald spent his life on the farm until his retirement in 1987. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where over the years he served as an usher, on the church council and on many committees and even was the custodian. He was an avid volunteer in the community. He was a driver for the Earlville Ambulance Service, a crossing guard for the Earlville schools and was active with the Generation Exchange. He received the Golden Raider Award in 2010. He also was a member of two service clubs, the Mendota Elks Lodge for over 50 years and the Earlville Lions Club for over 40 years. He served as Lions Club treasurer and club president and was named The Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellow in 2002. He was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to