Ronald R. Liening, age 62, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, September 30, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. A memorial funeral mass for 62 year-old Ronald R. Liening will be held Friday, October 3 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Vitas Hospice or in the form of masses. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Saturday, March 15, 1952, in Highland, IL, the son of Orville B. and Clara M. (nee Tebbe) Liening.
On Tuesday, April 24, 1990, he married Sherry Lee Weber Liening (nee Barth) who survives.
He was a member of Saint Gertrude Catholic Church. He was also a member of Grantfork Volunteer Fire Dept. – Operating Engineers Local #100.
Ron was born in Highland and grew up in Pocahontas, IL. He graduated Highland High School in 1971. He worked for E.F. Trucking, then worked for the City of Highland until 1990 in Maintenance. He then worked at American Steel. He also worked part-time for years as a farm hand for Eldon Grotefendt. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. He was always a hard worker and enjoyed hunting, camping, horseback riding and cutting firewood.
Wife – Sherry L. Weber Liening nee Barth, Highland, IL
Daughter – Barbara M. (Rob) Barnett, St. Peters, MO
Daughter – Christa A. (Matt) Huelskamp, Highland, IL
Daughter – Shana K. (Nathan) Knebel, Pocahontas, IL
Step Daughter – Erin P. Weber, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Zachary D. Barnett, St. Peters, MO
Grandchild – Samuel V. Huelskamp, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Ada L. Huelskamp, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kaylee A. Knebel, Pocahontas, IL
Sister – Diann C. (Louis) Haas, Staunton, IL
Sister – Margie M. Kapp, Highland, IL
Sister – Karen V. (Bruce) Kovach, Pocahontas, IL
Mother – Clara M. Liening nee Tebbe, Pocahontas, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Orville B Liening