Ronald “Ron” R. Dye, 63 of Chatham, died at 12:36 pm, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home. He was born October 24, 1953 in Springfield, to Gerald R. and Betty J. Steinhauser Dye. He married Victoria “Vickie” Sue Hinds on September 5, 1981, and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Stephanie (Andrew) Blackwell of Saint Louis, MO; one son, Matt Dye (Meredith Pyle) of Springfield; one granddaughter, Charlotte Mae Blackwell; father, Gerald R. “Jerry” Dye of Springfield; three brothers, Michael (Sue) Dye, Richard Dye, and William “Bill” (Tina) Dye, all of Springfield; one aunt, Mary Smith of Charleston, IL and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother on February 17, 1997.
Ron was raised in the Catholic faith. He was a past President of the Illinois/Indiana Chapter of Professional Geologists and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He owned Core Geological Services and Clearwater Technologies since 1998. He previously worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Rapps Engineering, and Western Asphalt. Ron loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed being around his family and friends.
Memorial Gathering: 1-3 pm, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
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