Ronald Bear

Ronald L. Bear was born on August 10, 1947, to Francis Bear and Lila (Buchmeier) Bear.  He died at Gardenside in Fairbury on July 12, 2022, at the age of 74.  Ron’s life was spent in Fairbury attending Park grade school and finishing his education graduating high school in 1965.  He served in the Navy from 1966 until 1970.  He served in Vietnam from March 1968 until March 1970.  During his military time, he had special training in radio technology.  After high school he briefly worked for the city of Fairbury.  After military service he was employed by the Rock Island Railroad until its closure.  His f...


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