DWIGHT – Ronald Gosteli, 82, of Dwight passed away at 4:05 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, Illinois. His funeral was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dwight with Pastor Grant Speece officiating. Burial followed in Oak-lawn Cemetery, Dwight. Visitation was from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight and for one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Memorials in his name may be left to the First United Congregational Church of Christ, OSF  Hospice, Evenglow Healthcare Center in Pontiac, Illinois, or the American Cancer Society. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight handled the arrangements. Ronald was born April 2, 1939 in Dwight, Illinois, a son of Melvin and Margaret (Hehman) Gosteli. He married Joanne H. Humbert on April 27, 1963 in Dwight, Illinois. She passed away July 1, 2016. He will be greatly missed by two daughters, Pam Nelson of Dwight and Brenda (Chris) McAlister of Peoria Heights, Illinois; two grandchildren, Paige (Sean) Russell of Braidwood and Tod (Tara Ceylor) Nelson of Forsyth; brother, Roger (Phyllis) Gosteli of Pontiac; sisters, Sandy Sullens of Fairbury, and Lori (Marvin) Turner of Pontiac; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Bill) Ohlendorf of Bloomington, Illinois, Carol Gosteli of Flanagan, and Marilyn Humbert of Washington; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends of the family: Rick Nelson, Joe and Kay Smith and family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; parents-in-law; brother, Merwin Brent Gosteli; brothers-in-law, Dale and Gary Humbert, Bill Sullens; and sister-in-law, Mary Grace Shapland of Herscher, Illinois. Ronald was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ. He held many board positions at the church and played on the dartball team. He graduated from Saunemin Grade and High Schools. He retired from R.R. Donnelley after 32 years, in 2001. Afterwards, he worked at Kendall/Grundy FS, was a driver for Dempsey Dodge Chrysler, NAPA Auto Parts, Fisher and DeLong Ford Garage. Ronald was a lifelong fan of DGS and DTHS sports. If it had a ball, he was there. He was also an avid Cubs and Illini fan. Anytime he sat down next to a stranger, they would both leave having made a new friend. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.calvertmemorial.com

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