Bland, Ronald C.

Ronald C. Bland, age 55, of Opheim, Illinois died at 8:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his home.

He was born on April 17, 1958 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Richard D. and Janet L. Blakewell Bland. He attended and graduated from Winola High school.

Surviving are his children: Jason (Erin) Bland of Belvidere, Illinois; two grandchildren, Isabella and Sophia Bland of Belvidere, Illinois; Rachel Bland of Moline, Illinois; Corey Bland of Moline, Illinois. His parents, Richard and Janet Bland of New Windsor, Illinois; his sisters, Kim (Theodore) Treadway of San Benito, Guatemala, and Paula (Jim) Shannon and children of Alpha, Illinois; sister-in-law, Suzanne Bland and children of Oxnard, California. He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Bland.

He worked in construction and then was a truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, family, fishing, gardening, camping, and being in the outdoors.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the Harvest Bible Church in Woodhull. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at Harvest Bible Church. Memorials may be made to the Family. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through