Ronald "Ron" L. Kahtz, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:25 P.M. on January 29, 2019 at Nature Trail Nursing home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 21, 1942 in Newton, Illinois to the late Norbert Kahtz and Mildred (Franke) Kahtz. He married Rosemary F. (Hale) Kahtz on May 5, 1981 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 38 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Rosemary F. (Hale) Kahtz, Ron is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Darlene Kahtz of Phoeniz, Arizona; three sons, David James Mounce and wife, Christine of Kingwood, Texas, Stephen Wayne Mounce of San Francisco, California, and Anthony Kahtz of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Five grandchildren, David Anthony Mounce, Travis Andrew Mounce, Samatha Jean Mounce, McKenzie Jean Carrington, and Nicklaus Oliver Kahtz; sister, Sheila Bailey and husband, David of Florida; niece, Sharon Pixley and husband, Bill of Mount Vernon, Illinois; nephew, Mike Bailey of Decatur, Illinois; and great niece, Maria.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert Kahtz and Mildred (Franke) Kahtz.
Ron worked as the store manager at Byrd-Watson for 32 years. Devoted husband and caring father, thoughtful and loving to the very end. Ron had a passion for finance and investing. He loved exploring nature trails and state parks. Cardinal’s games and St. Louis Zoo trips were some of his most treasured memories. He already is and will be sadly missed by his family.
A greeting of family and friends will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00P.M. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Newell Funeral Home at 601 South 42nd Street in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A celebration of life service will be at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Light food and drinks will be served following the service. Memorials may be made to the Saint Louis Zoo in Ron’s name or to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.