Ronald G. Meyer was born April 19, 1945 in Chicago to John and Lorraine Meyer. He passed away February 5, 2020.
Ron’s formative years were influenced by Rock and Roll, classic muscle cars, a blue-collar work ethic, and a general life motto of living with no regrets. He learned the trades from his father, establishing a career with IBEW no. 9. Ron was fearless in his appreciation for the unfamiliar; most notably heading to Vietnam as an Army Green Beret. After his service time was over, he headed to the outdoors where he found peace and serenity. Ron loved to fish and owned more fishing gear than he would like to admit to his wife. As a family man, he was seen taking his daughter to Indian Princesses and his sons to Boy Scouting events. He was always selfless in giving his time to family and no one was immune from his bad jokes and storytelling. He served the community as a Jaycee and Free Mason and, even after his kids were grown, was very active in Boy Scouts. Those that knew him well, would discuss history and books over coffee and Chicago style hot dogs. Throughout his entire life, dogs held a soft place in his heart as did westerns and bad action films. The later years were spent playing games and singing songs with his grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda; children, Tamara Rhodes, R.J. (Marissa) Meyer, and Russell (Kasey) Meyer; grandchildren, Grayson and Evelyn; brother, Jack Meyer; and cousin Gary Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday February 16th, 2020 from 11am until 3pm followed by U.S. Army military honors at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Crystal Lake. Inurnment will be held privately.
Please, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be much appreciated to: Troop 158 (Crystal Lake) or Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust (see link below).
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Disabled American Veterans
2122 W Taylor Street, Ste 104, Chicago IL 60612
Boy Scouts Troop 158
Crystal Lake IL