Herzing, Ronald Gerard
- Born: Nov 6, 1952, Breese, Clinton, Illinois, USA
- Died: Dec 22, 2008, Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA at age 56
- Buried: Dec 27, 2008, New Baden, Clinton, Illinois, USA
Ronald G. Herzing, 56, of New Baden, Ill., born Nov. 6, 1952, in Breese, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Herzing was merchandiser for Anderson News. He was a member of St. George Parish in New Baden, Ill. He enjoyed playing golf and all other sports.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Knola, nee Haas, Herzing; a sister, Marilyn Honer; a brother, Raymond A. Herzing; and a brother-in-law, Don Schubert.
Surviving are his children, Janice (Andrew) Harrison of Swansea, Ill., Ronald Herzing of New Baden, Ill., Sarah (Sterling) Shaw of Belleville, Ill., and Sadie Shaw of Belleville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Joseph Tipton, Jacob Herzing, Cody Webb, Delaney Herzing and Savannah Shaw; one brother and three sisters, Darlene Schubert of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Ralph (Mary) Herzing of Maryville, Ill., Dolores Kehrer of Highland, Ill., and Diane (Brian) Meyer of Aurora, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Theresia Herzing of New Baden, Ill.; and a brother-in-law, Ted Honer of Belleville, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation and will be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hempenfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden with the Rev. Eugene Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden, Ill.
HEMPEN FUNERAL HOME, New Baden, Ill.
Noted events in his life were:
• Medical: Alport Syndrome, 1988 ?. http://home.utah.edu/~cla6202/ASHP.htm
Kidneys Most people with Alport syndrome develop kidney failure in early adult life - in their late teens or twenties. Some (particularly women) only get the disease in later life. Before kidney function deteriorates, there may be blood and protein in the urine, and high blood pressure may develop. Women may never get much more than these changes, but some of them go on to get kidney failure over decades.
Deafness Deafness, at first to high tones, develops at round about the same age as kidney failure in most patients, although some people don't get this.
Eyes Harmless changes can quite often be seen at the back of the eye using special tests. Some patients have lenticonus, an unusual deformity of the lens of the eye.
• Obituary, Dec 24, 2008, O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, USA.
Ronald married Rebecca Lynn Schaeferle.