James “Ron” R. Harvey, 92, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, Illinois.
Ron was born March 29, 1931, in Loves Park, Illinois, the son of Paul M. and Pearl A. (Anderson) Harvey. Ron married the love of his life Janice Calkins on October 2, 1955 in Rock Falls. Together they celebrated over 68 years of marriage. Ron worked for Northern Illinois Gas for over 35 years. After retirement he raised black angus cows outside of Polo in the Pine Creek area. He and Janice were members of the Coleta United Brethren Church.
Survivors include wife Janice; daughter Cayla (Jen Holloway) Harvey of Sterling; son Tim (Tracy) Harvey of Mt. Morris; 6 grandchildren, Chad (Bethany) Harvey, Jared (Kelsey) Harvey, Ashley Harvey, Jessica (Abhishek) Kumar, Steven (Kelly) Wolbert and Elizabeth (Ben) Spychala; 11 Great Grandchildren, 2 on the way.
He was preceded in death by Parents; infant daughter Beth Ann; brothers Paul and Richard.
The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. A memorial visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling immediately following services.
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