Ronald B. "Ron" Hellhake

Born: Tue., Dec. 14, 1937
Died: Mon., Dec. 14, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Prayer Service

11:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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   Ronald B. Hellhake, 78, of Quincy, passed away peacefully, on his his birthday, Monday (December 14, 2015) at Blessing Hospital.

   Born December 14, 1937 in Quincy, Ron was the son of Bernard and Cuba Jenkins Hellhake.  He married Bonnie Jean Eager on August 22, 1959 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lincoln, Illinois.

   A 1955 graduate of Quincy High School where he excelled in athletics, Ron earned eight varsity letters in basketball, football and baseball. He attended Western Illinois University on a basketball scholarship.  Ron was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed Quincy Blue Devil Basketball and watching his son-in-law's basketball teams compete. In addition to sports, Ron enjoyed gaming and his daily coffee groups.

   Ron worked for Prudential Insurance Company where he actively and compassionately served his clients for 36 years. He received numerous sales awards and is a member of the Prudential Hall of Fame.
   Ron was a devout Catholic and was an active member of St. Boniface Parish prior to its closing. He will be remembered for his generous and giving spirit and great sense of humor.

   Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Bonnie; two daughters, Gerri Hellhake-Hall of East Peoria, IL and Heidi Porter (Mark) of Wilmington, IL; a sister, Jeanice Warren (Richard); a niece, Lynn Tague; two nephews, Eric Warren and Keith Warren; and his cherished dog, Jake.

   Ron was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Mildred Eager; and a son-in-law, Melvin Hall.

   The family would like to thank all Blessing Hospital and Hospice personnel (Molly and Melinda). Special thanks to end-of-life-care nurse, Amy and Home Health Care providers, Debi, Erin and Joan.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and at 11:30 in St. Anthony Catholic Church by the Rev. Tom Hagstrom.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.

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Luke & Mindy Doellman
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Gerri and family, we are sad to hear of Ron's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Richard & Fern Heithot
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Dear Bonnie and family,
We send our sincere sympathy at this sad time. Ron was a good man.
He will be remembered for his athletic achievements and life long loyalty to the Quincy Blue Devils and also for his helping many with their insurance needs. We will remember his kindness in helping our parents.
We hope your many special memories and God's hand will help you carry on Ron's important legacy.

Annette Chance
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Bonnie, Gerri and Heidi,

My condolences to you. May Ron rest in peace.

I still have the vivid memory of him driving us to Mcmurray College to see a soccer seems like yesterday...
May God give you peace. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.

God Bless you.
Annette Chance

Jim and Eileen Valentino & Family
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
We were so sorry to hear this sad news. May God bless your Father (& Husband). Your Dad was such a nice person. Our hearts go out to all of you and we express our very sincere sympathy to your family. Love, Jim, Eileen Tony & Tara Valentino

Dwain Preston
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Bonnie and Family==
Please accept my condolences on the death of Ron. He was a good man. You are in my prayers this week.

Julia Hernandez
   Posted Sat December 19, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. I personally have known the loss of a mother and grandmother, and the pain can seem overwhelming. I found comfort in Acts 24:15, where it says: "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."
We will see our loved ones again! Jehovah God will resurrect them. I hope this brings some comfort to you in this time of sadness.

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