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Ronald Stuessel

November 11, 1943 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Ronald Stuessel Obituary

Ronald Stuessel, 79, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Saturday September 23, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Services will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 1:00 pm, in the chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, in Mt. Carmel, IL, with Rev. Gary Underwood officiating. A burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home.

Ron was born to the late Charles Edward and Bernice (Spond) Stuessel on November 11, 1943, in Evansville, Indiana. He was a 1962 graduate from Mt. Carmel High School. Ron married Patricia English on October 6, 1962, in Mt. Carmel. To this union three children were born:  Robbin (Bruce) Ford, Jill (Francis) Speth, and Jason (Joni) Stuessel. Also surviving are three grandchildren Zachary (Erika) Ford, Thessa (Charley) Adams, and Jaxton Stuessel; six great-grandchildren Macy, Max, and Graham Ford and Tinley, Parker, and Preston Adams; one brother Gary (Jeanie) Stuessel, one sister Tonja Mollenhauer, brother-in-law Steve (Barbara) English, and one sister-in-law Beverly Stuessel. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Nicholas Ford, and siblings Bob and Ed Stuessel and LaVerne Sales.

Ron worked at Snap-On Tools, retiring after 38 years. He was a member of the General Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel. He was also a member of the Mt. Carmel Lions Club, Elks Lodge #715, and MCHS Boosters Club. Ron loved to fish, especially on the waters at Kentucky Lake, coached Jason’s little league baseball teams and enjoyed hunting.

Memorial contributions may be made to the General Baptist Church or the Mt. Carmel Lions Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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September 27, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
September 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

September 27, 2023

Highland Memorial Cemetery, College Drive, Mt. Carmel


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