Ronald B. Leonardson, 75, passed away on the morning of April 26, 2021.

Ronald B. Leonardson was born on March 14th, 1946 in Chicago, IL to Henning and Thora Leonardson. He grew up in Des Plaines, IL and joined the Navy after high school where he spent 2 years stationed in Chicago. After his son’s birth he moved to Colorado and became a devoted Bronco fan where he would spend his Sunday afternoons rooting for the orange and blue. He later moved to Peoria, IL to be closer to family. When the cold was too much for him he spent a few years in Panama City Beach, FL. He then moved to an area he loved to live in, East Ridge, TN. He was a member at Silverdale St. Elmo Baptist Church of Chattanooga. If he wasn’t looking into his family’s genealogy he was metal detecting for civil war artifacts and other historical treasures.

He is survived by his son Jason (Jennifer) Leonardson and their children, Josef and Jonah of New Hope, MN. He is also survived by his siblings, brother, Bob Leonardson of Sturgeon Bay, WI; brother, Ray (Dora) Leonardson of Sturgeon Bay, WI; brother, Royce (Deb) Leonardson of Ironton, OH, and sister, Sandra Lucas of Port Richey, FL.

Please join Ron’s friends and family for a Celebration of Life service at Silverdale St. Elmo Baptist Church on Thursday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. located at 4500 Saint Elmo Ave., Chattanooga, TN., following the service Ron will be placed in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Naval Honor Guard and the American Legion Post 95.

We respectfully request that all current mandates set forth by the CDC and the Hamilton County Health Department be adhered to. This includes “social distancing” and wearing masks at all times while on the premises.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

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