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Ronald Shurts

May 31, 1939 — November 13, 2020

Ronald D. "Ron" Shurts, 81, of Henry, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Ron was born in Princeton, Ill., on May 31, 1939, to the late Ivan and Isla (Owen) Shurts. He graduated from High School in Bradford, Ill. and joined the United States Marine Corps. Ron married Marian Nohitsch on June 28, 1968 in Peoria. She survives.
Ron is also survived by his children, Shelia (Mike) Wallace and Ronald (Tina) Shurts; siblings, Jim Shurts, Sherrill McKeever and Rebecca Taylor; grandchildren, Tori (Adam) Babcock, Miranda (Jeff) Lynn, Kristin (Alex) Miraski, Craig (Tori) Wallace, Dylan Shurts, Matthew Shurts, Alliyah Shurts, Malachi Shurts, Savannah Shurts; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, and his son, Keith Shurts.
Ron was a heavy equipment mechanic starting his career at Peoria Tractor Company, working there for over 40 years, and retiring from Altorfer-CAT in 2002.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Saint John XXIII in Henry with Fr. John Mujuni officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Henry Food Pantry, Ryker's Rally or Illinois CancerCare Foundation.
Online condolences can be left at


NOV 18. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Mass

NOV 19. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

St. John XXIII Parrish Church (Formerly St. Mary's)
1301 second street
Henry, IL 61537

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