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Ronald T. “Shorty” Lehr, 79, Ramsey


Ronald “Ron” “Shorty” Ted Lehr, 79, of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022, St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

R. Lehr

Ronald. Lehr

Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, IL, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to: Ramsey Meals on Wheels; Ramsey Schools Lunch Program; Ramsey Christian Church and/or Donor’s Choice. Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Born January 18, 1943, in Granite City, IL, the son of Otto T. & Ila Jean (Smith) Lehr. Married Wanda Sue Ballard on December 31, 1964, in Ramsey, IL, she passed away October 24, 2020. He worked at Ralston-Purina for 42 years; Ramsey Community School District Crossing Guard for 10 years; Member of Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL; Pana Masonic Lodge and O.E.S. Chapter 110, Effingham, IL.

Survived by: Son – Scott Lehr & Patti, Ramsey, IL; Daughters – Julie Hayes, Irvington, IL and Jodi Stark & Todd, Pana, IL; Grandchildren – Ashley, Matthew, Amy, Kera, Jeremy, Nicole and Rebecca; Great Grandchildren – Ella, Isabella, Hailey, Xzavea, Juella, Hayden, Mason, Hunter, Marley, Chloe, Sadie, June, Maggie, River and Orin; Great Great Grandchild – Ryliegh; and Sister – Connie Kessler, Stewardson, IL.
Preceded in death by: His Parents; Wife; and Brother-in-law – Dean Kessler.