Ronald E. Kain, Sr., 76, of Mt. Morris, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1942 in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Robert L. and Virginia Mae (Harris) Kain.
Ron married Maureen A. Brescia on Nov. 22, 1974 in Morrison.
He served his country in the U. S. Air Force.
Ron worked many years for both Wood Brothers and Etnyre Companies in Oregon.
He loved to fish, hunt, camp, and doing anything where he could be outside.
He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Jr. fan, but most of all he was a great father and great grandfather.
He is survived by his children, Michele Coleman, of New Jersey, Daren Kain, of New Jersey, Sheila (Michael) Cox, of Mt. Morris, Christopher (Natalee) Kain, of New Jersey, and Ron (Theresa) Kain, Jr., of Leaf River; brother, Robert (Kathy) Kain, of Forreston; sister, Sue Kain-Baker; grandchildren, Joe Kielsmeier, Jr., Stephen Kain, Brendan Coleman, Josh Bicknese, Breanna Kain, and Rebecca Kain; great-grandchildren Novalee, Gage, Paisley, and other baby on the way.
He was predeceased by his parents and wife, Maureen.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with the Pastor David Rogula officiating.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Burial will be in the North Grove Evangelical Cemetery near Leaf River.
A memorial fund has been established for the Mt. Morris Fire Department.