Ronald E. Blankenship

Ronald E. Blankenship

Virden – Ronald E. Blankenship, 72 of Virden, IL passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center Springfield, IL, surrounded by his loving family.

Ron was born March 16, 1946 in Springfield, IL, a son of Lester M. and Mary L. (Feco) Blankenship. He attended Girard High School in Girard, IL, and retired from Altorfer in Springfield, IL, where he worked in the parts department. Ron was an avid golfer and race fan and enjoyed gambling.

Surviving Ron is his wife, Shirley Blankenship of Virden, IL, daughter, Angela M. (Gary) Marsaglia of Virden, IL, sons, Christopher L. (Tina) Blankenship of Virden, IL, and Jason L. (Natalie) Blankenship of Virden, IL, 6 grandchildren, Kale Blankenship, Raegan (Cody) Parker, Jacob (Lauren Clardy) Marsaglia, Alexandra Reiser and Mikayla and Jenna Blankenship, a great grandson Jackson Marsaglia, sisters, Wilma Blankenship and Mary Kay Enrietta both of Virden, IL, a brother, Lester Blankenship of Springfield, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Shirley Lewis and Gerry Hullmann.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday November 23, 2018 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday November 24, 2018 at the funeral home. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Pallbearers: Christopher, Jason and Kale Blankenship, Cody Parker, Gary and Jacob Marsaglia. Memorials may be made to the Virden Rescue Squad Virden, IL. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a message for the family.

16 thoughts on “Ronald E. Blankenship

  1. Shirley, Angie, Chris,Jason and family. MARY Kay and Wilma you are in our prayers. So sorry to read this. We know you all had great times doing fun things. Ken and Darlene.

  2. Thinking of you Blankenship’s- Shirley, Chris, Angie and Jason!!! Ron was a super fun guy who always lit up the room with great stories and comments! I have so many memories of being with your family which I cherish!! I am so thankful for all of those memories and moments!! Sorry for the loss and prayers to you all! Love you! Tim

  3. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, we will keep your whole family in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot attend his services as we are out of state. Had a lot of interesting golf games with he and the gang from Altorfer.

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing., Shirley. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.
    Marcia & Russ Hankins

  5. We wish to extend our condolences to Ron’s wife & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Susie Leigh and Bill Gheen

  6. My love and prayers go out to the Blankenship family. Your husband and dad will be dearly missed. He always welcomed me and the girls. He could always make u laugh. Love, Kari

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