Carl Frederick “Fred” Ronnow Jr., 71, of Taylorville, passed away February 17, 2012 at 8:05pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born January 10, 1941, the son of Carl Frederick and Margery (Peterson) Ronnow. He was the CEO and President of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce. Fred was proud to be a Taylorville resident and was instrumental in building relationships and developing opportunities in the community. He was an avid golfer who proved that skill level is not essential to having a great time on the golf course. Fred was also an active member of Taylorville Kiwanis and Ansar Shrine of Springfield. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by daughter: Rebecca Lyn (Todd) King of Cincinnati, OH, brother: Stan (Karen) Ronnow, sisters: Carla Houchins; Marjanna Ronnow, nieces and nephews:  Kelly Ronnow, Bradley (Angel) Ronnow, and Jason (Rhonda) Ronnow. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00am, at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Military Honors. Reverend Dick Wamsley will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00p, at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials: In Fred’s Memory The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, 108 West Market Street Taylorville, Illinois 62568/

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at


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