Obituary of Ronald E. Reardon
Ronald E. Reardon, 83, of Blue Island, passed from this life October 18, 2022.
Ron was the beloved husband of the late Bonnie L. nee Dohl, who passed away June 6, 2020. The couple were united in marriage in 1969. He is the loving father of Michael H. (Tes) Reardon. Ron was the cherished son of the late Matilda (Tilly) nee Winterman and the late Edward Beal. He is the dear brother of Rosemarie Gaddis and the fond uncle of Dale Gaddis.
Ron was born April 6, 1939 in Chicago. He retired from the Lombard Construction Company in 2005 after forty-one years of service. Ron was a master welder in the precast division. He was a faithful member of St. Benedict Parish serving as an usher and assisting with the St. Benedict Bangles Basketball Team. Ron could also be found tending bar at all the Fish Fry’s, always ready to share a joke or a story! Those who remember Ron, often do so with a smile on their faces! He had a special gift for bringing humor and laughter to others.
Ron was dedicated to the Blue Island Community, especially with the youth. He was involved in the West Side Little League for many years and also the Blue Island Park District. Ron was very interested in the politics of the city and he regularly attended the council meetings. He was a former member of the Elks and also volunteered for Blue Cap fundraisers.
Visitation for Ron will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Chapel prayers will begin Wednesday at 9:00 am at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, then to St. Mary Magdalene Church (formerly St. Benedict Church) 2339 York St., Blue Island for mass at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery.