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RONALD O. HEINAge 78 of Genoa, IL, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, January 8, 2006 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, IL. Surrounded by his family and compassionate caregivers, Ron gave his blessings to each family member, said his goodbyes and quietly answered his Savior’s call.BORN / EARLY YEARSHe was born October 29, 1927 in Oak Park, IL, the son of Oscar and Ella (Hendricks) Hein. EDUCATION/ MILITARYFollowing graduation from Morton High School, he went on to attend Northwestern University, Evanston, IL until 1945 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the 7th Fleet with tours of duty in both the Atlantic and Pacific.OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY Returning home in 1948, he worked for General Electric for a time before beginning a career in law enforcement with the LaGrange Park Police Department. There, Ron became a police training specialist and was a graduate of the National Academy of the F.B.I, 92nd Session. LIFE NOTES On June 7, 1969, he was united in marriage to Jo Anne McMahan and they made their home in Lily Lake, IL where Jo Anne passed away in 1981. On January 6, 1985, Ron married Sylvia (Swift) Siebert. They continued to live in the Lily Lake area until Ron retired in 1989 and they moved to Three Lakes, WI where Ron enjoyed his favorite hobby, fishing. In 1996 they moved to Iron River, MI where they lived until 2000 when they returned to Illinois and settled in Genoa, IL. A man of few words and a rock solid faith, Ron had A keen sense of discernment that could always find the "black and white" truth in a world of grey. With a stony façade punctuated by a big cigar, Ron could dispense justice with a single word or just as deftly, raise his eyebrow and fill a room with laughter. Many never knew the artist within; never heard the music that could flow from his finger tips or beheld the buildings and interiors this "rogue architect" conceived. Ron Hein was man of many talents and, beneath his armor, beat a teddy bear heart. Among his many loves, was the thrill of flying. Today he soars on eagle’s wings above the clouds where angels sing. SURVIVORS – (note: grandchildren – just do numbersOmit names from newspaper obit, even though shown here for other purposes He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Swift Siebert) Hein of Genoa, ILTwo Daughters: Alice Long (David),of San Rafael, CA Janet (Sand) Stubing of Greenfield, NY;One son:Bill (Ginger) McMahan of Prescott, AZ; Two step-sons:Scott Siebert of Elgin, ILSteve (Bonnie) Siebert of Sugar Grove, IL
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 4-8pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Funeral services will follow Wednesday at 10:30am, January 11, 2006. The Rev. E. Timothy Frick, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Genoa, IL will officiate.
Interment will follow at Lily Lake Cemetery, Rt. 47, Lily Lake.