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Ronald "Yockey" Allois

June 17, 1932 — July 21, 2018

Ronald “Yockey” Allois, 86, died peacefully at the VA Community Living Center in Marion, Il on July 21, 2018 with his daughter by his side. Yockey was born on June 17, 1932 in Herrin, IL to Aldo Allois and Ailene O’Neal. He often shared wonderful memories from his childhood; living with his grandparents, ‘Mom’ and ‘Pop’ O’Neal, on South 12th Street in Herrin. He was one of the original ‘good ol boy’s’, he loved talking about the good times he had in his neighborhood and at White City Park. He was a 1952 graduate of Herrin High School and remained a Herrin Tiger fan throughout his life. He loved taking his grandsons to all the Tiger games. In 1952, he joined the Army where he proudly served his country as a brave and loyal soldier during the Korean War Conflict. Upon his return to southern Illinois, Yockey worked at the Norge factory in Herrin for 35 years. He is a lifetime member of the Herrin VFW Post 1567, American Legion Post 645, and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Herrin, Il.Yockey is survived by his daughter Rhonda (David) Shoemake of Herrin; grandsons Chad (Jennifer) of Energy, Il and Todd (Christy) Shoemake of Spring Hill, TN; great-grandchildren Tatum, Bailey, Kaelin, Kara, and Jackson; and cousin Sharon Finney.He is preceded in death by his wife Christina and parents.The family would like to thank the staff at the Marion VA Community Living Center and Carrier Mills Nursing Home for the wonderful care that was given. The visitation and funeral will be held at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin, Il on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Visitation will be from 10:00am until 12:00pm and funeral will be at 12:00pm. Burial will be in the Egyptian Memorial Gardens with military rites performed by the Herrin V. F. W. and American Legion. Good bye Buddy, we will miss your wonderful smile and laugh, and you will always be our “Hero”. Memorial can be to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.
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