Ronald Gene Rees

  • Born: July 14, 1938
  • Died: February 23, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ronald Gene Rees left this world Saturday morning, February 23, 2013 at 12:15 a.m. to go to heaven to find the best golf course there.

He leaves behind his wife, Barbara (Welle) Rees; sons, Eric and Colton; daughter, Mary Lou (Rees) Rooney; grandsons, Ryan Johnson and Michael Rooney; great-granddaughters, Paige and Julena Johnson; brother, Gene (Ramona) Rees; and several nieces and nephews.

Ron was born in Thayer, Illinois, July 14, 1938, the son of Edwin and Jeanie (Stewart) Rees. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Robina Musso; three brothers, Edwin, Morgan and Alexander; and one niece, Jean Marie (Musso) Bailey.

He was a graduate of Virden High School Class of 1956 and after graduation he entered the Navy and served his country for eight years. He retired from the Department of Transportation.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial Gathering & Concelebrated Funeral Mass: The family will be hosting a memorial gathering from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1345 N. 6th St., Springfield, with Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Holinga principal celebrant and Rev. George Morelock celebrant.

Inurnment will follow at Immaculata Columbaria at Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

Please visit to offer your condolences.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I had the good fortune to play golf for several years at Pasfield and Bunn with Ronnie. He was a very good golfer and enjoyed the competition. Ronnie took all the good and bad breaks in golf and life in stride. We all can learn from his example.

Posted by Marvin Utsinger - Rochester, IL - friend   March 04, 2013

Barb and Family,

We were so sorry to learn of Ron's passing. Please know you have our deepest sympathy and the whole family is in our hearts and prayers! May he makes the rounds of golf courses in heaven... and every time he plays, may he "hit them long and straight!!!"

With deep affection,

Jeff and Barb Buhrmann

Posted by Jeff and Barb Buhrmann - Springfield, IL - Colleague of Barb Rees   February 28, 2013

Dear Rees Family,

Please accept the sincere condolences of your friends at Pasfield Golf Course. Ron was a dear friend to us all and will be missed.

Posted by Lance Flury - Springfield, IL - Friend   February 27, 2013