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Ronald Allen Lounsbury, Jr.

August 19, 1958 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Ronald Lounsbury, Jr. Obituary

 

Ronald Allen Lounsbury, Jr., 65, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Litchfield, IL, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 6:02 p.m. at his residence. 

He was born August 19, 1958 in Litchfield, a son of Ronald Allen and Judith Ann (Simmons) Lounsbury, Sr.  Ron was a graduate of Litchfield Community High School, with the Class of 1977. Ron was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served for four years.  He was a graduate of the University of Illinois Fire Fighters Program.  He started his career with the Litchfield Fire Department in July of 1982 and served until August of 1993. He transferred to the Collinsville, Illinois Fire Department in August of 1993 and retired from there in September of 2014, with the rank of Lieutenant.   He was named Collinsville Firefighter of the Year in 1998.  In addition to his Firefighter title, Ron was a Paramedic, Fire Investigator and was certified open water diver.

Ron enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, playing pool and hunting.  He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Collinsville Local #2625.

Surviving are his son, Adam Lounsbury of Girard, IL, his mother, Judy Gage of Litchfield; brother, Scott Lounsbury of Litchfield; sisters, Julie (Stewart) Young of Litchfield, and Tracy (Duane) Murray of Collinsville; nephews, Stewart Young and Justin Weatherford and a niece, Jennifer Young. 

Preceding Ron in death are his father, his step-father, Ronald Gage, and grandparents, Allen and Helen Lounsbury and Eva Hansen and Lester Simmons.

Funeral services for Ron will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:00 Noon at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Jon Magnuson, pastor of the Beacon Church will officiate and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery.  Military Honors will be conducted.  Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family suggests memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 East Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 East Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Burial
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

12:30 PM
Elmwood Cemetery
1343 E. Ryder St
Litchfield, IL 62056

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