Ronald L. “Sam” Maedge

Ronald L. “Sam” Maedge

Ronald L. “Sam” Maedge, 77, of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, formerly of Staunton, passed away at 10:17 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Heritage Health of Staunton.

He was born April 1, 1941, in Livingston to the late Louis and Laura (McDonald) Maedge. He married Shirley Luttman; they later divorced. He then married Diana Ruth Ray on Feb. 28, 1973; she preceded him in death on July 6, 2000. He then married Vicki Umburger on Oct. 26, 2006; she survives.

Mr. Maedge served in the U.S. Navy. He served as Staunton Township Commissioner for many years and was a custodian at Staunton Unit Schools for many years. He was a member of Net Community Church of Staunton, Staunton VFW Post 1251, and Township Officials of Illinois, as well as a past Staunton police officer and past member of Staunton Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, surviving are three sons, Tom Smiddy, Ron (Amy) Maedge Jr. and Mike (Becky) Maedge, all of Staunton; three step-children, Debra (Tom) Gonet of Nokomis, Tami (Randy) Fox of Springfield, Mo., and Kenny (Kim) Carlock of Nokomis; 10 grandchildren, Landon Maedge, Kinslee Maedge, Briar Maedge, Craig Gonet, Nikki Gonet, Dallas Blose, Terin Leigh, Josh Leigh, Kaylee Carlock and Kinzley Carlock; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wally (Marlene) Maedge of Edwardsville and Bill (Alice) Maedge of Belton, Mo.; siblings-in-law, Danny and Shirley Ray, Peggy Bellmon, Kathy Ray, George Wolbert, Helen Maedge and Dick and Sherrill Umberger; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife; two brothers, Joe Maedge and Bob Maedge; three sisters, Evelyn, Annabelle and Wanda; his parents-in-law, Blaine and Ruth Ray; and siblings-in-law, Joe Ray, Linden Ray, Glenn Ray and Mike Bellmon.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Net Community Church in Staunton. Funeral services will be held at 10 am., Friday, Nov. 9, at the church, with Pastor Derrick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to The Patriot Club at Staunton Elementary School or to Net Community Church of Staunton.

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