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Ronnie Merle Doyle

Ronnie Merle Doyle

Ronnie Merle Doyle, age 82, of Fowler, IL went to his final resting place on the morning of Saturday, February 19, 2022, in his home in the arms of his wife. Ronnie was born in Pittsfield, IL on July 3, 1939, a son of Merle "Jack" Doyle and Bulla Anne Tickus. He married his wife Patty Doyle on July 3, 1992, the same day as his birthday so he "would never forget the date", she survives him.

Ronnie was Chairman of the Board at Doyle Equipment MFG., a family owned and operated business, founded by his late father, Merle "Jack", in 1951. His son, Monty, President, and grandchildren continue on the family business but will never be able to top his title as "Doyle's number one salesman".

Anyone that knew Ronnie, knew he took great pride in Stag Beer. His famous saying, "we wouldn't be here if it weren't for Stag Beer!" stemmed from his start in the business at the age of 13 when he started working alongside his father Jack and his father's partner, Merlin Adams, delivering and distributing Stag out of Quincy's riverfront.

Ronnie was well known for his love of hunting with his son, grandsons, and customers in Pleasant Hill, fishing on the lake at his home with his best friend, Dick Taylor, and having a good glass of wine and bowl of ice cream at dinner with his girls.

Ronnie was a proud Christian Brother's alumni, US Army Reserve Veteran, and member of the Crossing Church, where he was baptized by Pastor Jerry Harris in 2015.
He will forever be remembered for his continuous faith in God, deep love of family and friends, and his contagious belly laughter.

Ronnie was predeceased in death by his parents, Merle Doyle and Anne Tickus and his great grandson, Hawk Dean Doyle. He is survived by his wife, Patty, his children, Monty Doyle, Julie (John) Gerst, and Jamie Fowler, grandchildren, Colten (Emilee) Doyle, Catherine (Max) Dancer, Caylin (Blaise) Haxel, Case Doyle, Lakian Lehenbauer, Tyler Gerst, Casch Doyle, Taylor Gerst, Nicholas Fowler, and Bryden Doyle, and his great grandchild Bodie Dancer.

Visitation is to be held at The Crossing Church on 48th Street in Quincy from 3:00pm- 6:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2022 followed by an Irish celebration of his life with appetizers and drinks at 7:00 pm at Port's Place in Quincy where all friends and family are invited to share in stories and laughs honoring Ronnie. Services and burial will be private for his family. Service arrangements are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

Memorials are suggested to The Crossing Church.
And as Ronnie always said, "Hey, don't call me unless you need me!"

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From:
Patti Kelly
Camas, WA
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Let God’s deep love and understanding help you thru your grief. My prayers are with you all.
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Jane Ulm
Quincy, IL
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Patty, Monty and all the Doyle Family I’m truly sorry for your loss of Ronnie! Jim and I adored him and he always made our day with his stories and Laugh! Hugs to all of you! Jane Ulm
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Mark & Sue Sorensen
Quincy, IL
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So sorry Patty, we will all miss Ronnie, but God and him will have a joyous time in heaven!
From:
Chris Bastean-Duvall
Quincy, IL
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Monty and Julie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was always such a big personality that it’s hard to believe he’s gone. He was always so nice to me and always said hi. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Jean Holt
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry! Love and prayers.
From:
Steve Howell
Jacksonville, IL
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Our Deepest sympathy goes out to the Doyle Family, I only knew Ronnie a few years through hunting at Team Toehead, we developed a great friendship and I will always cherish it.RIP Ronnie
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David Lewis
Palmyra, MO
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To the Doyle family, I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I remember goose hunting with my Dad, Ron and Albert in the bottoms when I was in high school. We always enjoyed running in to him at Tiramasu'. May he Rest in Peace!
From:
Clint Gooding
Fowler, IL
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I am so sorry to hear the news. He was a great guy, and a great neighbor...he will be missed.
From:
Michael Sherman
Naples, FL
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Dear Patty sorry for your loss. Ron was a dear friend of mine and we always shared many good cigars together. God bless you and give you peace. Mike
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Paul Havermale
Quincy, IL
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Ronnie was such a upbeat guy. I had the opportunity to talk with him many times of the years. Always funny, welcoming and a wealth of information.

Prayers for the family.

May You Rest in Peace Mr. Doyle.
From:
Joan Christner
Quincy, IL
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Patty, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Mary Robinson
Pleasant Hill, IL
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So very sorry to hear of the passing of Ronnie Doyle.
We will be keeping all your family in our prayers!! God Bless!
My Mother was one of the first secatary-bookkeeper this was when it was Adams & Doyle & then when it changed to Doyle Manufactory
Prayers and thoughts are with you!!
God bless!!
From:
Stephen M Phillips
Kirkwood, MO
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I didn’t know Ron well-but he liked to cut our grass at Wayland Farms for a case of wine! My kind of guy!
He loved to scour our farm for mushrooms and always left after he told a corny joke.
He will be missed by his family and anyone who hung around the bottoms.
From:
John Berkbuegler
Hallsville, MO
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Will miss my visits with him in front of the fire at Saints every year.
Thinking of you all in this difficult time.
From:
Arlene Peter Brocksmith
Peoria, IL
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My sympathy on the death of Ron, classmate of '57, QND. Peace be with you all.
From:
Paige, Lisa, and Brayden
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We love you Patty and are so sorry for your loss. We’re always here whenever you need us ♥️
From:
Doug Bandy
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss Monty,prayers to you and your family.
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Bob Foust
Maywood, MO
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Bob Foust
Maywood, MO
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Do to a previous appointment could not be there. Am sorry for that. We had a lot of fun over the years, from horse shows to fishin and your mom takin us on picnics with her super fried chicken. Later with our families. Have a peaceful journey, See you there good buddy
From:
Brad Dietrich
Quincy, IL
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So sorry Monty to hear about the loss of your father. Take care my friend I miss the old days.
From:
Alan & Linda Rabe
Quincy, IL
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What a joy to know RD and Patty. I was glad to make contact in his last few weeks. Such blessing! Loss for us but great gain for our Lord!! God bless and keep you Patty.
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Hope Tucker
Quincy, IL
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Ron was a great boss. He threw countless parties for us including hog roasts, playing euchre and Christmas parties with wonderful food and sometimes even a band. One St Patrick’s day he rented a limo and took the girls in the office to St Boniface for corned beef dinner and even had champagne in the limo! My condolences to Patty and Monty. Let’s all raise a toast to Ron on March 17!
From:
Veronica Kronquist
Mexico, MO
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Monty and Julie.....so sorry to read about your Dad. You both are in my thoughts and prayers, I have many fond memories of our families spending time together.
From:
Bob Wells
Bement, IL
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Monty and All - I was greatly saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I am so thankful he and I had a chance to visit together for a time in Bloomington last August. The stories I could tell over the last 40 years we had all known each other, but probably can't! I will miss Ron.