David Ronald Kearney - 66

10/30/1952 - 4/16/2019

Byron, IL

David Ronald “Ronnie” Kearney, age 66, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford from heart failure. He was born Oct. 30, 1952 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of William E. and Adrena “Betty” Kearney. He graduated from Albia High School in 1971. He then entered the U.S. Army and

served from 1971-74 as a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division. After leaving the service, he met the love of his life and married Mary “Phyllis” Scieszinski on Feb. 23, 1980 in Albia, Iowa. Dave worked for Exelon - Byron Generating Station as a Senior "A" Maintenance Electrician and an IBEW Local 15 member. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather whose greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He was a master builder, woodworker, and gardener. He loved to travel, bow hunt, play harmonica, and ride his motorcycle. He was a member of the American Legion. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Phyllis of Byron, son Bill of Austin, TX, daughter Kerri (Corey) Fry of Oregon, IL, grandchildren Brody and Tinley Fry, sister Janet (Tom) Garrett of Surprise, AZ, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his beagle Scooter. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Cornerstone Family Church, 205 N. Peru St. in Byron, IL with Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Monday evening at the Farrell- Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron, IL. A memorial fund is established in Dave’s name.


Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, Illinois

Memorial Service:

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23,2019 at the Cornerstone Family Church in Byron, IL.

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