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Obituary for Ronald Hugh Hood
Brocton: - Ronald Hugh Hood, 82, of Brocton passed away Sunday, August 2 , 2020, at Carle Hospital following his battle with cancer. He was born on June 20, 1938, in Longview, IL, the son of Edward Lester and Mattie Mae (Saulmon) Hood. He married Dixie Jones on June 6, 1978, she survives at home with their dog Pepper (Peppy). Ron was a 1956 graduate of ABL High School. He attended Parkland College for two years and retired from AT&T (formally Illinois Bell) in 1988 after 32 years of service. Ron returned to work at Champaign Telephone Company in 1990 and retired again in 1994. Ron was a member of the Hume Christian Church. Ron’s talents were many, he loved spending time in is workshop (the barn) where he was usually busy inventing some new gadget or helping someone with a project. He was an avid race fan, woodworker, loved reading , Karaoke and in years preceding enjoyed RV travel with Dixie. Ron loved spending time with his family and enjoying all his beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ron is lovingly remembered by his children, Steven (Esther) Hood of Mahomet, Julie (Bob) Bialeschki of Freeburg, Richard (Julie) Hood of Brocton and Heather Glanzer of Tolono; ten grandchildren, Alyssa (Jay) Hill of Mascoutah, Lindsey (Marcus) Hack of Pesotum, Abby Bialeschki of St. Louis, Paul Hood of Champaign, Courtney (Sean) Mankin of Hume, Kaleb Hood of Oakland, Cody Hood of Brocton, Hannah Glanzer, Haley Glanzer and Lillian Glanzer all of Tolono; eight great-grandchildren, Mason and Addison Davis of Pesotum, Raylan Bialeschki of St. Louis, Joetta and Isaac Hill of Mascoutah, Connor Hood of Oakland, Asher Hood of Brocton and Theo Mankin of Hume. Two sisters, Judy (Max) Wall of Champaign and Joan Wyatt of California; and many nieces and nephews. Ron was a beloved husband, father, grandfather , great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother, Robert Hood and two sisters Betty Lea Hood and Patricia Galardy and his grandson Adam Bialeschki. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, Illinois on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5p-8p. Memorial donations may be given to Carle Cancer Center at Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Urbana, IL and Hume Christian Church, PO Box 87, Hume, IL 61932. Condolences may be offered online at www.krabelfuneralhome.com or sent to 100 N. Boyer, Brocton, IL 61917. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Kenneth Rowland, nurses, Carle Cancer Center and all those who have supported the family during and after Ron’s battle with cancer.