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Ronald L. Schultheis

Ronald Schultheis, 68, born March 21, 1952 in Red Bud, IL, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Suzanne (Sauer), daughters Leanne (James) Arnold, Andrea (JP) Childers, grandchildren Caroline and Claire Arnold, Will and Adelyn Childers, siblings Kenneth (Sandra) Schultheis, Donald Schultheis, Doris (Steve) Mosbacher, Robert (Karen) Schultheis, mother-in-law LaVerne Sauer, Brothers in law Thomas (Joan) Sauer, Daniel Sauer, Sister in Law Lynne Clark, many cousins/family and friends. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents Charles & Laverne (Prange) Schultheis, and father in law Charles Sauer.

Ronnie retired in 2014 from Monroe County Electric where he was a lineman for 41 years and member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 309.  He served the Monroe County community as a member of the Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals for 5 years, a member of the Monroe County Regional Planning Commission for 8 years and in 2017 made the decision to pursue a dream of running for a county office.  In November 2018, he was elected as a Republican member of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.  Ronnie was proud of his Monroe County roots and believed that he needed to help protect the community of Monroe County to the best of his ability so that future generations would know and love the community he loved so much.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Monroe County Historical Society
St John’s Fults Cemetery
or Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Memorials and/or expressions of sympathy can be mailed to Quernheim Funeral Home to the attention of ‘Ron Schutheis Family’ and will be handled appropriately.

Public, Drive Through Visitation:
In the current environment of social distancing, which goes against everything he loved, the family would like to honor him in a unique way.  Please join if you can for a drive through visitation at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4177 IL-156, Waterloo, IL 62298, on Friday, April 3rd from 2PM-7PM.  Please enter at the East entrance and the exit will be the West gate of the Fairgrounds.  The family appreciates your support as they formulate a way to honor his memory and share their grief with the community, family, and friends.

Private funeral service and burial to be held on a later date.

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Our prayers and hearts go out to all of you. Ron was such a passionate guy - about the fair, his community, his home, and most of all, his family. His big personality and smile will be greatly missed at all family functions. We were so lucky to have him for the short while he was on earth. Love you guys!

Carol and Jerry Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire Schultheis family. Ronnies giant personality will truly be missed. God bless the Schultheis family! RIP Ronnie

Jay Rigge Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Schultheis

Doris & Wayne Matthews Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to All if the family. I always enjoyed Ron as his calm and kindness were so apparent. Been sending up prayers since I heard of his diagnosis. Now prayers and love for all of you. God Bless.

Barb Riney Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM