Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Tetzlaff, 69 of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday morning June 6, 2023, at his home. He was born on June 20, 1953, in Carlinville a son of Gerald Eugene Tetzlaff and Dorothy Herzberger.
After graduating from Carlinville High School in 1972, he enlisted in the IL Air National Guard and served as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman for six years. He received the Air and Space Longevity Service Award and the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal.
He married Judy K. Grothaus on April 12, 1975, at St. Paul’s U.C.C. in Carlinville. Ronnie worked on the family farm, had an excavation business, worked in the agricultural equipment business, and co-founded with his son several real estate investing companies. He was a dedicated member of Cornerstone Ministries church in Benld. He loved his family beyond measure and will be dearly missed.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Judy K. Tetzlaff, his son, Joseph E. Tetzlaff (Anne) of Springfield, and his daughter, Jennifer A. Robinson (Brad) of Tuscola, IL. He was the proud Papa of three grandchildren, Ean Tetzlaff, Anna Sophia Tetzlaff, and Josie Marsh.
Family and friends may call Friday, June 9, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home Carlinville. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Cooke officiating. Burial will be next to his parents in Rural cemetery, Carlinville.