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Lois Elaine Ronning

September 21, 1924 — April 4, 2015

Lois Elaine (Tuntland) Ronning 90, of Plano passed away at the home April 4, 2015 with her loving family at her side. She was born in rural LaSalle Co. on the family farm near Norway on September 21, 1924 to the late Elmer and Stella (Larson) Tuntland. She studied 8 years in a 1 room school house and graduated High School from Newark High School. She studied 9 months at Copley Memorial Hospital for Nursing when her fiance’ Jesse Ronning asked her to married him before shipping out overseas during WWII. She and Jess were married 1945. She and Jess traveled to California where he was shipped out and she returned to Illinois on the train. They were married 51 years. She worked at Kaufman Dress factory, Elgin Watch Co (inspecting jewels for gun sights). They came to Plano in 1950, they bought the Sinclair Station and she was the book keeper and chasing parts. In 1955 they had the Cities Service Station and then Ronning’s Garage and retired in 1989. Their son Paul took over the business then. She was a member of Fox River Lutheran Church Norway and transferred to First Lutheran Church Plano in 1956. From this union they had 4 wonderful boy’s : Gerald ( Carolyn ) Ronning of Carrollton, TX., Virgil Ronning ( He passed away this past January), Robert Ronning of Somonauk and Paul ( Cheryl ) Ronning of Yorkville. She leaves behind her grandchildren Patrick, Christopher (Kalla) and Jessie Ronning and 18 great grandchildren. 2 brothers; Armon Tuntland of Marseilles and Wayne (Sandy) Tuntland of Ottawa. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jesse, son Virgil, daughter Darryl, grandson Jason, sister Vera and brother Eugene. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ronning will be held Thursday April 9, 2015 at 11:00 at First Lutheran Church of Plano, with visitation held prior to the service at the church from 9:00 till the time of service. Interment will take place at Helmar Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Open Door Rehabilitation Sandwich, IL. www.beveragefamilyfh.com
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