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 Ronald Victor VanAusdall

Ronald Victor VanAusdall

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 27 Jun 2012 (aged 67)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 92761630 · View Source
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Ronald Victor VanAusdall, 67, of Warsaw, Ill., died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Born Jan. 13, 1945, in Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of Pete Quinton and Ann Regina Sartory VanAusdall. On Oct. 23, 1999, he married Connie Froman in Warsaw.

Mr. VanAusdall was the third generation to operate VanAusdall Farms and raised Standard-bred Harness Race Horses. He and his father operated a mink farm, and he raised checkered giant rabbits as a young man and showed them while working at the Illinois State Fair and sold them throughout the United States and internationally. He recently worked at Refractory and Insulation Supply Inc. in Eldridge and previously at Steel Castings in Keokuk and Atlantic-Richfield in Lincoln, Ill.

He graduated from Warsaw High School, Southeastern Community College and Northeast Missouri State University, where he earned a degree in communications.
He served as a sergeant in the Army Reserves.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw.

He was a member of American Checkered Giant Rabbit Club.

He collected Dan Patch and Elvis memorabilia and R. Atkinson Fox prints. He served as president of R. Atkinson Fox Society and could authenticate Fox prints.

He enjoyed all animals, antiquing, collecting prints, lithographs and frames and visiting with family and friends. He was known as easy-going, fun-loving and charismatic.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Hamilton, Ill.; two daughters, Roni VanAusdall and Rene VanAusdall, both of East Peoria, Ill.; one grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Victor VanAusdall (13 Jan 1945–27 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92761630, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .