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Ron Root

April 22, 1951 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 71)

Obituary

GALVA – Ronald L. “Ron” Root, 71, of Galva, died at 6:37 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva with Revs. Rebecca Gearhart and Chet Travis officiating. Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be held at Galva Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Galva First United Methodist Church or to the Spoon River Valley Educational Foundation.

He was born April 22, 1951 in Davenport, IA, the son of Raymond and Joanne (Hicks) Root. He married Debra “Debbie” Bloomer on May 20, 1973. Survivors include his wife of Galva, his daughter, Jennifer (Shaun) Robinson of Galva, three grandchildren; Nathan, Loreyn and Brayden Robinson, his brother, Daniel Root of Peoria, step-mother, Kathryn Root and nieces and nephews; Julie (Jon) Busse, Ashley (Josh) Pfister, Christine Mason, Steven (Shelley) Bloomer, Jamie (Chad) Way and Jim Bloomer. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and step-father, Joanne (Loren) Kohel, his in-laws, Marvin Bloomer and Emma Bloomer and his son, Brian Root.

Ron was a 1969 graduate of Valley Senior High School in Fairview, IL. He also attended Spoon River College and obtained his associates degree from Southern Illinois University School of Mortuary Science and his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. He worked at Root Funeral Home and Fairview Insurance Agency in Fairview, IL. He later owned and operated Root Insurance Agency in Galva and Baird Insurance and Stephens-Campbell Insurance Agency in Williamsfield. He was also a licensed funeral director for Johnson-Gill-Schuster Chapel in Galva and later Rux Funeral Home in Galva and Williamsfield.

He was a member of the Galva First United Methodist Church and the Galva Masonic Lodge #243.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

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