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Charles Ron Church, 83

Charles Ron Church, 83, of Marengo, passed away on June 6, 2019, at the JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock.
He was born March 11, 1936, in Woodstock to Frank and Nellie (Widman) Church. He married Patricia Marsh on June 13, 1959, and together they had four beautiful daughters.
Ron worked for many years as a salesman for heavy equipment, where he became a member of the Masters Club, earning a trip to Ireland.
Ron loved working outside in his yard and doing projects like making special keepsake boxes for his family. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, his two grandsons, and great-grandson.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Pat Church; daughters, Pam Bentley, Michelle (Ray) Slack; grandsons, Matt (Emily) Bentley, Michael (Apryl) Slack; great-grandson, Braxton Slack; sister-in-law, Mary Church; and many nephews, nieces, and great friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Ronda and Kim Church; his parents; his father- and mother-in-law; brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, Richard, Del, Ralph, Lloyd, Bob, Leonard, and Franklin; sisters, Sally, Margaret, and Pearl; brothers-in-law, Tony Leinenger, Ronie Endres, and Fritz Reese; and sisters-in-law, Laurabelle, Lucille, Evelyn, and Hazel.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, 201 W. South St., Woodstock, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the McHenry County Memorial Park cemetery in Woodstock.
The family would like to thank JourneyCare Hospice for the care Ron received
For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit

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