---- — Ronald Keith McGuire, age 75, of Mt. Vernon and a former resident of Aurora, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Ronald was born April 29, 1938, in Bridgeport, the son of Burnice “Buck” McGuire and Dorothy (Grigsby) McGuire. In August 1970, Ronald married Doris Jean (Dawson) and she survives in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. McGuire was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Saratoga. Ronald was a truck driver having worked in the oil fields in the Fairfield area. He later worked as a fork truck operator for General Mills Inc. in West Chicago for thirty five years. He loved watching NASCAR and fishing.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Doris Jean McGuire of Mt. Vernon; son, Brian Keith McGuire of Mt. Vernon; three stepchildren, Terry Stroud and fiancé Lilly of Oswego, Kathy Eisenerich and husband Rob of North Aurora and Lisa Stroud of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Jordan Rogers and Aaron McGuire; stepgrandchildren, Serenity, Bailey, Nichole and Tim; and two nieces, Kathy Sneed and Belinda Deiter.
In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a brother, Donald McGuire and a nephew, Ken McGuire.
As per his wish no public services will be held.
For those who wish memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.