His funeral will be 10:30 am Friday, October 19, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury with Pastor Ann Champion officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:30 to 10:15 am Friday at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to the Indian Creek Golf and Country Club or Southeastern Livingston County Ambulance Service, both in Fairbury.
Ron was born January 11, 1936 in Jacksonville, IL the son of Jesse and Clara Lacey Vedder. He married Shirley Sperry on November 7, 1954 in Jacksonville. She survives in Fairbury.
Other survivors include a daughter, Deborah (John) Kaisner, a son, Randall Vedder, both of Fairbury, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a sister, Betty Pennell, O’Fallen.
He is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Ron was a career police officer serving as Chief in Paxton, IL before entering the Illinois State Police Academy in 1968. He served twenty-five years with the District #6 Illinois State Police retiring as a Master Sergeant.
Ron was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #41, the First United Methodist Church, Indian Creek Golf and Country Club, both of Fairbury. He was an avid hunter of deer, pheasant and quail. He also raised German short hair bird dogs for many years.