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Ronald G. Upts

November 13, 1937 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 83)


Ronald G. Upts, 83, of Minonk, IL passed away at 4:29 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on November 13, 1937 in Streator, IL.

Survivors include one son, Michael (Bonita) Upts of Minonk; four grandchildren, Tara (Jarrod) Massie of St. Charles, MO; Misty (John) Hartley of Pontiac; Jenna Upts of Pekin; Cody Upts of Bloomington; 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ronald farmed in the Minonk area all of his life and raised cattle on his farm.

He was a member of the NRA and American Farmers Association.

Cremation will be accorded and no services are scheduled at this time. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is handling arrangements for the family.

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