Ronald E. Edwards, 75, of Dennison, IL passed away 5:38 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Journey Care Hospice at Chicago, IL. Ron was a retired machine operator for the 3M Company. He was born Jan. 15, 1944 at Amazonia, MO, the son of Carl and Myrtle Proctor Edwards. He married Marilyn Pier on March 8, 1967 at Chicago, IL and she survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Doug (Candy) Edwards of Brocton, IL, Brian (Marcy) Edwards of Justice, IL and Jim Edwards of Stafford, VA; grandchildren, Anna Edwards Kamery, Jeff Edwards and Sean Edwards; a great grandchild, Zoe Edwards Kamery and three brothers, Carl (Marcy) Edwards, Roger (Cindy) Mobley and Ken (Connie) Mobley. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Edwards, Lester Mobley, Larry Mobley and Phillip Mobley. Ron faithfully and proudly served this nation in the US Navy from 1962 to 1966. Having lived in the city for so many years he truly enjoyed living in rural Illinois for the past several years. He loved to work in his large yard and surrounding ground. He also enjoyed working with wood and crafts and truly loved being on his Harley. Services in honor of his life will be 10:00 AM Monday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be 12:00 Noon Monday at the Danville National Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Sunday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Veterans Home at Hutsonville, IL. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.