Ronald L. “Sam” Maedge, 77 of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, formerly of Staunton, died at Heritage Health in Staunton on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 10:17 p.m. He was born on April 1, 1941, in Livingston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Maedge.
He married Shirley Luttman and they later divorced. He then married Diana Ruth Ray on February 28, 1973, and she passed away on July 6, 2000. He then married Vicki Umberger on October 26, 2006, in Staunton and she survives. Sam worked as the Staunton Township Commissioner for many years and was also a custodian at Staunton Unit Schools for many years. Sam served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Net Community Church of Staunton, Staunton VFW Post #1241, Township Officials of Illinois, and past Staunton Police Officer and past member of the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department.
Sam is survived by his wife, Vicki Maedge of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive; three sons, Tim Smiddy of Staunton, Ron (Amy) Maedge Jr. of Staunton, and Mike (Becky) Maedge of Staunton; three step children, Debra (Tom) Gonet of Nokomis, Tami (Randy) Fox of Springfield, Missouri, 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, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Danny & Shirley Ray, Peggy Bellmon, Kathy Ray, George Wolbert, Helen Maedge, and Dick & Sherrill Umberger; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and his wife Diana, Sam was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Bob Maedge; three sisters, Evelyn, Annabelle, and Wanda; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Blaine and Ruth Ray; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe Ray, Linden Ray, Glenn Ray, and Mike Bellmon.
Visitation services will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Net Community Church in Staunton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Net Community Church in Staunton with Pastor Derrick Taylor officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Memorials are suggested to either The Patriot Club at Staunton Elementary School or to Net Community Church of Staunton. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.