Ronald Logan Ragle

September 13, 1933 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 87)


Ronald Logan Ragle, age 87, of Kankakee, Illinois passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mt. Zion, Illinois.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date; military rites will be observed. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Edgewood, Illinois. Memorials may go to Alzheimer’s Association or the donor’s choice.

Ronald was born on September 13, 1933 in Clay County, Illinois, the son of Frank Henry and Nora Ethel (Logan) Ragle. He married Carolee R. Smith on April 19, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee, Illinois. Ronald served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Ronald started the conductor program for Amtrak and trained conductors all over the United States. He enjoyed woodworking and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Carolee Ragle of Mt. Zion, Illinois; sons, Paul Ragle (wife Barbara) of Decatur, Illinois and Mark Ragle (wife Debbie) of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Renee Williams (husband John) of Kankakee, Illinois; sister, Betty Durrell of Kankakee, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Matthew Ragle, Frank Ragle (wife Tina), Megan Barnes (husband Sean), Steven Ragle, Stephanie Williams, and Mark Ragle; and many nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nora Ragle; brothers, Donald, Cecil, and Gary Ragle; sisters, Genevieve Fleming, Rosalie Matthews, Barbara Belmore, and Cheryl Pagel.

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