Ron Stivison

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April 5, 1947 - January 3, 2017
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Stivison, Ron L., of St. Charles, MO, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2016, at the age of 69. Beloved son of the late Robert and Lillian Stivison; dear brother of Gary Stivison and Dale Stivison; cherished uncle of Michelle Pallardy and Joseph (Joanna) Pallardy; treasured great-uncle of Alexander Pallardy and Ivan Pallardy; and also survived by other relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his sister Joyce Pallardy.

Ron has always loved St. Charles. He was born and raised in our fine city, and in 1947 he started his life at St. Joseph’s Hospital, back when it was a little brick building on Clay Street. He attended grade school at Immanuel Lutheran School, then on to high school at St. Charles High School. He then went on to serve with the Air National Guard and earned an associate’s degree from Ranken Technical in 1968.

Most of Ron’s work experiences have centered around St. Charles, too. For years, he installed electronics for National Cash Register while also working as the St. Charles County sheriff's “reserve,” helping out when the police needed extra help for the county fair, the jail, or the streets. In 1973 he took a full-time position with the sheriff’s department and later became a detective.

Ron’s political career began in 1984 when he successfully ran for state representative and spent 4 years (2 terms) in Jeff City. As a member of the Missouri legislature, he served on the Civil and Criminal Justice committee because of his background in law enforcement. Ron was also involved with committees for Traffic, State Institutions and Properties, Municipal Corporations, and Tourism. All of his work at the capital prepared him for a future career in city government.

Ron returned to St. Charles in 1988 and worked for the Fire and Ambulance Dispatch Unit, then Interface Security, until he retired in 2006.

When an opportunity to serve St. Charles residents opened, Ron joined the Festival of the Little Hills committee. And when a good friend suggested he run for City Council, he took on the challenge and won. Ron then represented the fine people of the 9th Ward.

Part of Ron’s mission on the council was to encourage the people who serve our city, and he got his chance right away. As councilman, Ron was on the Tourism Committee and vice-chairman of the Streets Committee. He was also involved with the Seniors Advisory Committee, the Cable TV Commission, and the Convention Center Oversight Committee. Ron was also the Council Liaison for the Convention and Visitors Commission, the Digital Media Commission, and the Veterans Commission. Ron also served as Past President of the St. Charles City Council, as well as the Past President of the St. Charles Crime Stoppers Board. He attended the Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations meetings and was involved because he believed this job is about what we can do for the city, not what the city can do for us. 

Another part of Ron’s role was to act as a buffer between city government and the people. To communicate the needs of our residents and to help convey the vision city government has for the growth and well-being of St. Charles in the present and future. Ron worked with great people and really enjoyed being part of the council.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, National Arthritis Foundation, or St. Charles Crime Stoppers

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January 9, 2017

The passing of a griet man and friend. i am proud to say he was my friend

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  1. Jane Troup January 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    candle 6Ron will be missed. The world was a richer place because of him. I’m glad I knew him through work. Prayers to his family.

  2. John Benisch January 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Ron we will miss you dearly.

  3. Anne Freand January 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    He was such a positive influence on City government during my time with the City of St. Charles, always a smiling face and words of encouragement. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Joanie Ohlms January 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    candle 6We’ll miss Ron’s friendly smile, but know he will be smiling upon all of us in Saint Charles. Many prayers go out to Ron’s family and friends.

  5. Cyndy Garrett January 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    candle 8Such a gentle man! He loved St. Charles and he had innumerable friends Ron, we miss you already. Prayers to your family.

  6. Jana Conoyer January 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    candle 3RIP, sweet friend. You will be missed. He was the true definition of civil servant and one of the good guys.

  7. Bob Homann January 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    candle 3RIP my dear friend. We have known each other for so many years. You can rest now, you did all you could to help wherever or whenever it was needed. God bless you man, going to miss you for sure.

  8. Drew Anderson January 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    candle 8We have been blessed for the time that we spent with you. You will be missed, and remembered in our prayers.

  9. John Kovach January 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    RIP Ron, you will be missed by all who knew you. You were a wonderful person who dedicated your life to public service and helping othets.

  10. Terry & Linda Courtney January 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. Ron was a wonderful and carrying man. We graduated in 1965 with Ron and he attended our 50th class reunion. He had a great time and you would not have known he was sick then. He was there to hear how all of us were doing and what we did with our life since graduation. You will be missed Ron. Prayers for the family. God Bless

  11. Craig Felzien January 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    A finer man I have not known!

  12. Norm Welker January 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I knew Ron in grade school, high school and at SEMO for a year. I did see him at the 50th highschool reunion. He was a good servant for St. Charles city and county. He will be missed. Prayers with his family at their loss.

  13. Pam Fogarty January 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I will miss you my friend. You were always so kind to me. You always had a smile on your face. You had a way that made everyone feel important. You did so many great things and I know God has a great job for you in heaven.

  14. Joe Ward January 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Ron was a great man and one of the most sincere people I’ve ever met. He bestowed so much kindness and genuine thoughtfulness on me and my family from the day we joined the Saint Charles community until the last time I saw him shortly before Christmas. He was the perfect ambassador for this city and I will miss him dearly.

  15. Michele Cork January 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    RIP my dear friend. Ron was a great man that was always helped you in any way he could. He will be greatly missed by so many. God has a special place for him.

  16. Patti York January 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    God bless you, Ron. Loved working with you and will miss you for a very long time. Angels be with you.

  17. Pat McCarrick January 5, 2017 at 12:52 am - Reply

    One of the good guys, for sure. RIP, my friend. P

  18. Bob Carmody January 5, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    R.I.P. sir. You are truly and deeply missed.

  19. Bill Wilcox January 5, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Always a smile and a kind word, rest in peace Ron you truly made a difference.

  20. Christine Comotto January 5, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    candle 3Ron was such a kind and gentle soul and a pleasure to work with. He was someone you could easily go to for advice and his genuine love and care for the St. Charles community was evident in all he did. He will be greatly missed, but he’s already busy in heaven lending a helping hand.

  21. Bruce Holt January 5, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

    A true public servant . You will be missed by friends ,family , and City.

  22. Sheri Steffens January 5, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Ron, was such a sweet and kind man. Always reaching out to help. Thank you for your friendship. You will be missed.

  23. Shelley January 5, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    candle 1Ron will be greatly missed. He was definitely one of the good guys with his kind heart, since of humor, gentle hand shakes and hugs. GOD SPEED to you Ron. See you in heaven when I get there.

    Love You Buddy!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Katie Conoyer January 5, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    candle 6Ron was always smiling and so friendly. I always enjoyed talking with him at Oversight and Tourism meetings and convention center events. He will be greatly missed!

  25. Peggy I Neer January 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    candle 3Such a fitting obituary. Ron never knew a stranger and was always helpful to anyone that needed it. So very dedicated to public service and family. RIP Ron.

  26. Raymond A DeLeal January 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Ron you will be missed by all who knew you. Semper Fi

  27. Paul Jokerst January 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    candle 8Ron was always willing to give me advice to get the Police Chief position I have now. For that I will always be grateful and my prayers go out to Ron’s family for their loss. Heaven has surely welcomed home a GREAT man!

  28. Al & Mary Wedel January 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    RIP Ron you will be missed by all. Thank you for your friendship.

  29. Cary J. Hahn January 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    candle 4From junior high school through high school….and the SCHS band….Ron was a fellow class mate and fellow drummer.
    So glad I got to talk to him at our SCHS ‘ 65 class reunion a year and a half ago.

    He cared about our hometown and served admirably for so many years.

    God bless him and his family.

    Cary J. Hahn
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa Class of ’65

    roj

  30. Bob McWilliams January 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your friendship over all these years, Ron. May you rest in peace and may your family find peace in your passing.

  31. John Needham January 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I feel privileged to have been a friend of Ron’s.He was a strong man in many ways,always ready
    To serve his community as well as his country.
    I will miss this guy and so will all who knew him.

    John Needham

  32. Rhonda Barfield January 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest in peace, Ron! May God richly bless you for your tremendous service to His people.

    ~Rhonda Barfield

  33. Ron Borgschulte January 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    candle 8Ron was such a gentle soul. His smile went from ear to ear. I remember our time together at Immanuel Lutheran School, St. Charles High School and Southeast MO State. Eight of us shared a house near the campus. May God send His Angels down to surround his family and friends with peace, understanding and love. Ron is resting joyfully in the arms of God.

  34. Gary & Kathy Elmestad January 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the family.

  35. Richard Stuckmeyer January 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Ron was a good friend when we were deputies together back in the 1970’s. I will be glad to see him again in Heaven. Thank you to whomever wrote this obituary, it was excellent. My prayers for the family.

  36. Bob Rogers January 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    A good friend, a kind public servant, and a treasured icon of the St Charles City, County, and State of Missouri. Your presence will truly be missed You gave your all to each and every job you took on, all of which were to serve others. Thank you and go on to receive your reward for all your earthly efforts.

  37. Dave Thomas January 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    candle 8Just simply said… Ron is a good person, a great guy. Proud to hae known him. God speed Ron!

  38. Terri Violet January 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    candle 2Ron’s kind heart and gentle spirit will be greatly missed. It is an honor to have known him. My prayers are with his family.

  39. Chris Barone January 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    candle 5I’ve known and met quite a few people across this country.
    Ron was one of the most gentle and kind men I have ever had the pleasure
    To call my dear friend!.
    You are not hurting any more.
    Loveyou my brother.

  40. Vince & Sharon Luetkenhaus January 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    St. Charles has lost a friendly, smiling, convertible driving, swell guy. Ron made some mean cherry pies for our Sister Cities Organization auction. We have lost a good friend.

  41. Susan Berthold January 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Ron was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed.

  42. DAWN (BILLING) MERRICK January 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    candle 1There are not enough words to say how much this great man will be missed. Not only by the city he loved but by myself. I have known Ron since I took a job at Howard Johnson’s right out of high school in 1976. I have so many great memories of him over the years and I will miss him greatly, he was a true and loyal friend who always made time for you regardless of how busy he was. Dale did a great job with his obituary but again, there wasn’t enough space to write everything about the person Ron was, Thanks Dale for how well you wrote what you did. My heart goes out to Ron’s family, as well as to all the great officer’s he served with and the city he loved. The world is a much sadder place without him, his humor, devotion, and most of all his great smile. R.I.P Ron, you deserve the rest and you were dearly loved by all.

  43. Kathy & Web Morrow January 10, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Gary – We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, but it appears he was a great man and will be missed by many. I thank him for his years of service and devotion to our community!

  44. Steve Grote January 10, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Ron will be missed by not only his family and the St. Charles community but he will be missed by anyone that had ever met him. He was one of the most kind and genuine people that I ever known.
    Godspeed my friend!

  45. John Templeton January 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Gary and Dale
    I was sorry to here your brother Ron passed away. You are both in my prayers and my heart, I really remember you family when you would come with your late sister Joyce to play tennis. As you know your brother in law Joe is a friend of mine. You are a wonderful family.

    John Templeton

  46. J. Bruce Melton January 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I never saw Ron without a smile. His diligent service as the City Council’s liaison with the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission over several years was such a blessing. Thank You, Lord, for your faithful servant’s ministry and Your welcome home.

  47. DEB KREMER January 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    May angels guide you on your eternal journey Ron. You were always dedicated to service..and you could be pretty funny too…God’s Blessings to your family….

  48. Sharon Rahn January 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Was so deeply sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was an outstanding man & I was honored to know him. RIP

  49. Linda Sommer Sinecki January 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    candle 7Such a kind soul with a welcoming smile, a friend to all!

  50. Anita Telkamp January 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Dear Heavenly Father thank you for receiving our good bother Ron Stivison. I am great full for
    all that he did to help our community. I will miss his encouragement, smiles, and most of all his warm hugs! Anita Telkamp.

  51. Charlie Everingham January 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    My friend,
    It is truly “Just another day in paradise.”
    Enjoy them Ron. Forever
    You have earned them.

  52. Mike Dierker March 13, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I am sadden to hear of Ron’s passing. I went to Ranken Technical school with Ron in 1968 where we carpooled with 3 other students. It was always a blast on the days that was Ron’s turn to drive. I remember he had a “souped up” 4 door Chevy that ran like the dickens. I will miss Ron and all the memories I have of knowing him.

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