Ronald E. Harvey, 84, Portage

January 18, 2019

Ronald E. Harvey, 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home in Portage.

Ronald was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Carpentersville, Illinois, the son of George and Ella (Block) Harvey. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Ronald married Bonnie M. Binz on July 10, 1970. He worked for 31 years for Elgin Wayne Disposal.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Bonnie Harvey of Portage; his children, Ron Harvey Jr., Vickie (Dean) Shefchik, Chris Harvey, Denise (Rich) Wilhelm, Mitchell (Jerrie) Harvey and Debi (Nick) Schmid; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Betty Harvel and Cathy Broadway; his brother, LaVerne Harvey; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Terri Danke.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com), with the Rev. Jen Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank Allie Mitchell, Ron’s caregiver.

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