Ronald Pfau

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Ronald William Pfau, 69, of Lenzburg, IL, born October 9, 1953, in Grand Island, NE, died November 9, 2022, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Ron worked at Ameren for over 20 years as a Design Engineer. He enjoyed spending time on the water on his Pontoon boat. Ron was an avid bowler and bowled at least twice a week. He loved spending time with grandchildren and his dog and cat.

Ron was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 37 years, Linda Pfau, whom she married on September 3, 1982, and died on, July 12, 2019; his parents, William H. and Ellen B, nee Renshaw, Pfau; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orville M. and Thelma A., nee Weber, Laflen; and a bother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael Laflen and Sandra Higgins.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki L. (Chris) McDonald; two brothers, Larry (Glenna) Pfau and James (Cherry) Pfau; a sister, Judy (Lynn) Olsen; two grandchildren, Clayton S. McDonald and Parker W. McDonald; three brothers-in-law, David L. (Maribeth) Laflen, Terry L. (Sheryl) Laflen, and Dennis G. (Onna) Laflen; four sisters-in-law, Judith A. McKenzie, Elaine (Gary) Mitze, Cheri L. (Rodney) Cockrell, and Peggy S. (James) Setzer of Belleville, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 12 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Memorial: Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.


11 Comments on Ronald Pfau

Darla D (Stoffel) Loftus said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 8:05 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing! All of his loved ones are in my thoughts, and prayers, at this time.

  • Carterville
  • IL
Larry Hopkins said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 5:21 PM

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ron. I worked with him for years and he was always just a good guy. He was an ear to listen when my wife died and I will never forget that. You will be missed, Pfau.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bette Bradley said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 2:46 PM

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It was good to see and talk with him at our class reunion this past summer. Prayers for all those who loved him.

  • Sparta
  • Illinois
Jeanette Morgan Crown said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2022 at 12:11 PM

I have warm memories of the Pfau family from their years at the First Baptist Church in Ava. My sympathy to all of you.

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
Debbie Franke said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2022 at 8:52 PM

My deepest symathy to Ron's family and friends. I worked with Ron for several years at AmerenIllinois. He was always talking about his grandsons Clayton & Parker. He loved his family so much. Family trip to Alaska was outstanding...

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Doug Horton said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2022 at 4:01 PM

I worked with Ron for the length of his Ameren career. We had enjoyable conversations that were too numerous to recall and retired just days apart. I am terribly saddened by his passing….

  • Cadet
  • Missouri
Debby Morber said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 8:06 PM

Ron was a neighbor for several years during my high school years. He was also a classmate. Saw him in June at class reunion and had good laughs remembering old times. He will be missed.

  • Ava
  • Illinois
Michele Bornert said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 8:51 AM

Uncle Ron was am awesome man. He was always smiling or laughing when I saw him. I'm very sorry for his death and wish the family much love and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Terry Knoth said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 12:11 AM

Deepest Sympathy to the entire family. I’ve bowled with Ron for many years, and became good friends and I will miss him greatly. The bowling alley asked for a moment of silence and everyone in our league raised a beer and a toast in Ron’s honor. Quite a moving evening showing how many people Ron has touched. Rest in peace my friend!

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Bill McDade said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 12:46 PM

Ron was a great guy and will be missed by all of his friends. He was much to young to pass and it happened so quickly. He will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Julie Bonebrake said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 11:30 AM

My deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of this dear man. Many prayers for peace to you all during this difficult time.

  • Arnold
  • MO

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