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Ronald Kent Wrye

April 22, 1957 — October 10, 2020

Ronald Kent Wrye, 63, of Bourbonnais, passed away Saturday (October 10, 2020) in Paducah Kentucky. 

He was born April 22, 1957, in Metropolis, the son of Alfred and Anna Mae (Moore) Wrye. 

Surviving are his daughters, Heather Jean Pichon, Atlanta, IL and Tiffany Marie Bruer, El Paso, IL; sister-in-law Faye Wrye, Metropolis, IL, three sisters, Barb Robinson, Bourbonnais, IL, Verna Mayo, Ashkum, IL, Sharon (Tom) Martin, Kankakee, IL; two brothers, Allan Wrye, Kevil, KY and Don (Rose) Wrye, Bradley, IL; nieces and nephews, Christy Robinson, Eric (Cheryl) Wrye, Carrie (Joe) Bertrand, Dave (Christine) Robinson, LaWanda Wrye, Paula Wrye, Jill (Eric) Wheeler, Kevin Mayo, Angie Robinson, Kelly (JR) White, Kathy (Geoff) Booker, Tammy Robinson, Laura (Ryan) Carter, Lisa (Sam) Ortman, Michelle Wrye and Travis Wrye; several great nieces and nephews; and very special cousins Denise Graham, Heidi (Salvador) Gallegos, Holly (Jeff) Gilbert and children.

Ronnie worked for many years at GNB, Clifton Grain Elevator, Sears Warehouse and Stronghold Construction.  He loved to be outdoors fishing, hiking, biking, storm chasing and simply enjoying nature’s beauty.  He was a lifelong White Sox and Chicago Bears fan.  He never missed a Chicago Bulls Championship celebration in Grant Park or a good Blues Fest.  He was an excellent Pool player and enjoyed playing in a men’s softball league for many years.   He truly loved getting dressed up, wearing a suit and hat to every Holiday or family event.   Ronnie was the life of every good party and a friend like no other.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents and grandparents, his oldest brothers James Alfred and Larry Wrye, a brother-in-law James Larry Robinson, and special cousin Rob Graham.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 23, 2020, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bourbonnais Sportsman Club 2672 Chippewa Drive, Bourbonnais IL.  All family and friends are welcome.  Cremation rites will be accorded.   


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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 23, 2020

Starts at 4:00pm (Central time)

Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home


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