On September 19, 1970 Ron and Doris Bedtka were married. They were married for 24 years and then divorced. On August 3, 2003 Ron was re-married to Dixie Ploetz. After 20 years together, Dixie passed away and later Ron and Doris were reunited and have spent the past 5 years together.
Over the years Ron worked at Dover Ready Mix, owned, and operated his own semi, and worked for Mathy Construction. In retirement Ron drove truck for Palmby Farms and Benson Feed.
Ron's passion was re-building, collecting, and showing classic cars for which, he received multiple awards. He also loved to travel, go out to dinner, and spend time with his family and friends. He was a very giving and considerate man who would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his two children; Chad (Heather) Duellman of Dover, Natasha Duellman (Dan Ramaker) of Fillmore, seven grandchildren; Aundrea, Drew, Braydin, Jackson, Isabel, Hunter and McKinnlee, four step-children; Darla (Scott) Busian, Terry Timm, Jeremy Ploetz and Melissa Ploetz, his significant other, Doris Duellman, siblings, Michael (Joy) Duellman, Cheryl Heydt, Debbie (Dwight) Phillips and his beloved dog, Roscoe. Ron was preceded in death by his wife Dixie, parents Adolph and Florence and a brother Dennis.
Services to celebrate Ron's life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant, Jenny Hoff. A visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of services. Please share a memory of Ron at his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. A live stream of Ron's services is available at https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160341522182427
Military honors will be conducted by the St. Charles American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Posts following services at the funeral home on Thursday.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.