ASHTON — Ronald L. Larson 79, of Ashton, passed away Feb. 25, 2018 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab Center.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1938 in Walnut. He married Marlene A. Kuffel on Sept. 19, 1959 in Walton.
He was a member of the Ashton Lions Club and the Ashton Business Boosters Association. He and Marlene owned Ron’s Food Market in Ashton for 46 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most of all he enjoyed serving the people of Ashton at Ron’s Food Market.
He is survived by his children Jeffrey (Susan) Larson and Vicki (Eddie) Essex all of Ashton; grandchildren Patrick Larson of Chicago, Alyssa Larson of Ft. Myers, Fla., Michael Essex and Alisyn Essex both of Ashton and precious great-grandchildren, Mason, Noah, Aubreigh and Bentley.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Awilda Blackburn and his wife Marlene on July 11, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at the Beverage Lyons Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Ave, in Ashton on .Saturday March 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Farrel Stauffer officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. till the time of service.
Interment to follow at Ashton Cemetery.