July 18, 1952 - May 24, 2020
Mr. Ronald Eugene Collard, 67, of Bowling Green, MO, formerly of Rockport, IL, passed away on May 24, 2020 in Bowling Green, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO. The Rev. Don Hannel officiating. Burial will be at the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 28th at the funeral home. He was born on July 18, 1952 in Pittsfield, IL to Gene “Pete” Collard and Anna Marie Ziegler Collard. He was married to Catherine Wright on January 28, 1972 and she preceded him in death on May 16, 2018. He is survived by a son, Michael G. Collard (Rose) of Louisiana, MO, a daughter, Michelle J. Ray (Larry Turner) of Louisiana, MO, 6 grandchildren, Ashley Ray, Madison Collard, John Ray, Lane Collard, Tyler Blackwell, and Katie Blackwell, 2 brothers, Dennis Collard (Pam) of Pleasant Hill, IL, and Tim Collard (Jan) of Harrisburg, MO, a sister in-law, Denise Collard of Pleasant Hill, IL, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Catherine, and a brother, Donald Collard. Ronald had grown up and lived in Rockport, IL most of his life. He moved to Hwy NN in 1994. He was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School with the Class of 1970 and later attended Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL. He had worked as a self-employed farmer, for Stark Bros. Nursery and the Foundry in Louisiana, MO, and the MO Department of Corrections as a transportation officer until his retirement in 2017. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, loved gardening and fruits, especially his cherry trees. He kept bird feeders full for the birds around the home with his favorite being the hummingbirds. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Crescent Heights Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Ronald Eugene Collard, 67, of Bowling Green, MO, formerly of Rockport, IL, passed away on May 24, 2020 in Bowling Green, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO.... View Obituary & Service Information
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