Ronald “Ron” L. Hallam, 74, of Albion

Ronald “Ron” L. Hallam, age 74, of Albion, passed unexpectedly from this life to the next on Oct. 14 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Ron was born on July 19, 1946 in Streator, Ill. to James and Clara (Bliss) Hallam. nOn Jan. 30, 1976, he married Melody Chapin in West Salem and they enjoyed almost 45 years together.

He was a Veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart Medal recipient. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #8222 and a member of the American Legion Post #590. Ron was an employee of Champion Labs as a set-up man for several years.  In recent years, he enjoyed wintering in Florida and camping with his children and grandchildren, who he absolutely loved and adored. His family was his life!

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Hallam and one great-grandson, Todd Leslie Marks.  

He is survived by the love of his life, Melody Hallam; his three daughters, Janet (Les) Slunaker; Misty (Kris) Robinson and Ronika (Cory) Gill; eight grandchildren,  Kaytlyn (Randall) Marks; Kassidy Slunaker; Kase Robinson; Carsyn Robinson; Ian Gill; Kiki Robinson; Emma Gill and Abby Gill and one great-grandson, Troy Marks. He is also survived by one brother, Mahlon (Vonny) Hallam; two sisters-in-law, Candace (Wayne) Thacker and Judy (Dale) Fleck and one brother-in-law, Leon (Terri) Compton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and a private family service will take place at Graceland Cemetery with military rites.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #590.

Online condolences and fond memories may be left for the family at www.meridithfuneralhome.com Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.