Ronald H. Blatz, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Anderson Hospital in Maryville at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
He was born February 21, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Harry Blatz and Rose (Dodd) Beasley.
He married Janice Lynn (McKinney) Blatz in Venice, Illinois and she passed away in 1990.
He retired from Crouse Cartage Trucking Company in St. Louis after over 40 years of service as a dispatcher with several companies. He proudly served his country with the United States Army. He had a love for music and loved his days of swing dancing and had participated in many dance competitions with his wife. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. Ronald loved food, telling stories and always ready to share a joke. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by a son, Chris Blatz of Granite City; brother, Mark Beasley; sister, Sharon Beasley; brother-in-law, Fred Diepholz; sister-in-law, Ellen Willmann; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Blatz; a brother, Bill Blatz and a sister, Patricia Kowaleski.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 2167 Grand Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
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