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Ronnie Lee Hixenbaugh

December 22, 1938 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 83)

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Obituary

Ronnie Lee Hixenbaugh, 83, of Centralia passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Odin Health Care. He was born on December 22, 1938, the son of Raymond and Alma Opal (Friend) Hixenbaugh in Nashville, Illinois. He married Belle Bernice (Coil) and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2017. He later married Marlene Turner and she preceded him in death on March 14, 2021.


Survivors include his beloved family, sons Terry Hixenbaugh and special friend Vicki Eslick of Oklahoma, and Marty Hixenbaugh and wife Rita of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter Jeannie Jones and husband Rick of Walnut Hill, Illinois; grandchildren Scott Charron, Kenneth Charron and wife Sandy; Kevin Charron and wife Vicky, Keith Jones and wife Abbey, and Christanna Brown and husband Greg; great-grandchildren Devin, Bryan, Chris, Kendra, Gavin, Alexis, Jason, Emma, Gauge, Boedi, Jaleigh, Jacelynn, Hunter, and Andrew; great-great-grandchildren Ryan, and Coralee; brothers Donald Hixenbaugh, David Hixenbaugh, Larry Hixenbaugh, Linnie “Butch” Hixenbaugh, Jerry “Terry” Hixenbaugh, Gary Hixenbaugh, Mark Hixenbaugh, and Lonnie Hixenbaugh; sisters Linda, and Brenda; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Along with his first wife Belle, and his second wife Marlene, Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Alma Opal Hixenbaugh; brothers Noah Hixenbaugh, Jimmey Hixenbaugh, Raymond Hixenbaugh Jr., Bill Hixenbaugh, Allen Hixenbaugh, and Roy Hixenbaugh.


A teamster truck driver by trade, Ronnie worked hard to provide for his family. He was a member of the Employers and Operator Engineers Local 520 from 1966 – 2001. Ronnie was proud to be a part of the Centralia Masonic Lodge 201, and a Shriner, serving as a lifetime member. The yard at his home was looked after with great care and was a sanctuary for the squirrels that he liked to feed. Ronnie had a green thumb, growing healthy, bountiful gardens. He spent many hours tinkering in his shed when he wasn’t mowing the lawn or working on another project. Ronnie admired the great outdoors and enjoyed time spent camping, hunting, and fishing. Ronnie was respected, kind and loved deeply by family and friends.


A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev Alan Nollman officiating. Masonic Rites Centralia Lodge 201 Service at 10:45 a.m., Shriners walk through to follow. Interment will follow at Little Grove Cemetery in Walnut Hill. Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation time from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Ronnie’s honor to the Irvin Macz Funeral Home to assist the family with services. Online condolences and memories of Ronnie may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
234 S. Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
July 27, 2022

11:00 PM
Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
234 S. Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801

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