Lawrence Ronald “Ron” Daine, age 81, of Edwardsville, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.
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He was born May 8, 1938 in Peru, IN, the son of the late Voyd and Thelma (Norris) Daine. He married Marilyn McMinn August 26, 1956. She survives.
Besides his wife, Ron is survived by two sons: Derick (Paula) Daine of Bunker Hill, IL and Kurt (Lori) Daine of Simpson, IL; five grandchildren: Frank Lenihan, Josh Lenihan, Daniel Daine, Hannah Daine and Ben Daine; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jill Crusan of Lafayette, IN.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings: Voyd Daine and Darlene Mann.
Ron graduated in 1964 with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Illinois Power for 30 years and was Division President for the Metro and Southern Divisions. At age 68 he attended horseshoeing school in Oklahoma, which lead to the design, patent and trademark shur clips, a tool to assist farriers. He then became president of the Lee Emory Corp., a company he started and named after his grandfather.
Ron was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, and was a member of Edwardsville Knights of Columbus Council 1143.
Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwarsdville with the Very Rev. Jeffrey Goeckner, Pastor, officiating, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn.