(Tuesday - October 20, 2020) - Ronald P. Brolin, age 84, of Florence, passed away on Sunday, October 18, at Florence Health Services in Florence.

Ron was born August 21, 1936, in Florence, son of the late Richard and Celia (Erickson) Brolin. He was a longtime resident of the area and a farmer.

Ron was a kind and gentle person who loved trains and birds. He could tell the name of a bird just by the sound it made. He enjoyed traveling the United States and wintering in Texas with his sister, Olive and her husband, Keith. Ron will be known for enjoying his favorite song "On the Pontoon".

He is survived by his sister, Olive Quist of DeKalb, Illinois; one niece, Tracey Fergin; and two nephews, Richard and Scott Quist.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by three brothers, Gordon, Melvin and Larry Brolin; and by one sister, Marion Brolin.

In accordance with Ron's wishes, private family services will be held. Burial will take place in Commonwealth Cemetery in Commonwealth.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home and Crematory of Florence to honor Ron's legacy of life.


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