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Ronald A. Latimer

Canton – Ronald A. Latimer, 80, of Canton, passed away at 1:45 AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on April 12, 1938 in Canton to Hugh J. and Lola (Slater) Latimer. He married Patricia Ehresman on September 1, 1968 in Fiatt, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa (Larry) McMullen of Lincoln, IL and Laura (Chris) Cyrulik of Lincoln, IL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Max (Lucille) Latimer of WeeMaTuk, IL; and one sister, Karen Wheeler of Canton, IL.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Larry Latimer, and one sister, Beverly Mahr.

Ronald was a truck driver for over 40 years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Canton.

Ronald served in the United States Army Reserve.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Greg Ogle will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Church. To view Ronald’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

To view Ronald’s DVD press play below


  • John Lafferty

    Reply June 26, 2018 8:03 pm

    Ron’s DVD brought back some good memories. Ron gave me a bloody nose in a very short boxing match staged by Harold Bower, principal of Ellisville Jr High, during a lunch hour. That may have been the last boxing match ever staged by Mr. Bower.

    In the 1980’s, Ron would call me whenever he was near the seacoast of New Hampshire where we were living–just to check in with me. We did not have a chance to meet as Ron was always hitting the road. Thanks for the memories! Max, you must have pulled this together!
    John Lafferty, Valley High School classmate

  • Mike & Nancy Peak

    Reply June 26, 2018 11:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Always enjoyed spending time at the Latimer homestead as a child growing up in the 50’s & 60’s. Ron stopped in Bellefontaine, Ohio where we live, many years ago, called us, and we had dinner with him and got caught up on family. I remember him as kind of the “quiet one”, know he will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Karen H (Roudebush) Johnson

    Reply June 27, 2018 2:30 am

    Condolences Pat & Family

  • Deborah Eskridge

    Reply June 27, 2018 9:51 pm

    Max & Family as well as Karen & family:
    So very sorry for your loss. Sympathies to all.
    Sincerely, Deb Kuchan

  • Debbie Lovell

    Reply June 29, 2018 9:48 am

    Remember Ron’s tractor cab parked over at Hugh & Lola’s house. With sympathy to the Latimer families. Remember Pat when she worked at the F & M bank in Bushnell. Debbie (Burkhead) Lovell.

  • Dick Hummel

    Reply June 30, 2018 11:09 am

    Ron was a good man I enjoyed working in the 70,s Pat you are in our prayer,s

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