JERSEYVILLE – Ronald K. “Ron” Landess, 87, of Jerseyville, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.
Ronald was born on July 24, 1933 in Los Angeles, California and was the son of Kenneth and Myrtle (Lewis) Landess.
He graduated from Milton High School and completed Junior College before he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War.
He married the love of his life, Ramona (Orr) Landess on September 10, 1953 in Pittsfield and together they shared 65 years together before her passing on August 22, 2019.
He spent his career as a Manager with FS, retiring in 1993. Following his retirement, h Ron and Ramona began spending winters in Sarasota, Florida, where they could be seen walking the beach or rollerblading.
Ron was a great Dad and put his family first. It was not unusual to have a house full of kids when Randy was growing up, like a second home to so many. He never missed any of Randy’s sporting events. He enjoyed boating and water skiing, the St. Louis Cardinals, golfing, keeping a meticulous yard and flowers, meeting with the Fran & Marilyn Coffee Group and above all, he loved God, his little grand dog Sammy, and every moment he was able to share with his family and friends.
Surviving are his son and daughter in-law, Randy and Kathy Landess of Jerseyville; two nephews and their spouses, Michael and Andrea Allen, and Mark and Cindy Allen, all of Pittsfield; a brother in-law and his wife, LeRoy and Betty Orr of Bremen, Georgia; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Irma Jean and Keith Allen; two nephews, Matthew and Marshall; as well as two nieces, Karen and Debbie.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff of Eastside Nursing & Rehab for the excellent care he received. You will forever be in our hearts.
Graveside services, officiated by Pastor Brent Meyer, will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Please dress comfortably and warm.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville or to the Jersey Baseball Program cc: Ken Schell Baseball Field, in care of Crawford Funeral Home.
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