January 30, 1939 - July 10, 2020
Dateline: Alton Ronald Gene Bottens entered his heavenly home on July 10, 2020. He was born January 30, 1939 in Jacksonville, IL, the son of Wilber and Fern (Schertz) Bottens. He married Joanne (Jansen) Klostermann in 1998. Along with his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Marissa Bottens, Bethany (Todd) Henry, and Tirzeh (Frank) Delsing, 8 grandchildren, Kaite, Noah, Nick, Kaiden, Haven, Brianna, Kaori, and Ken-zhi, and one great-grandson, Grayson. Also surviving are five step-children, Keith (Vicki) Klostermann, Kevin (Tina) Klostermann, Karl (Kelly) Klostermann, Kent (Denna) Klostermann, and Kay (Keith) Meyer, 13 step grandchildren, Jon, Kyle, Heather, Zak, Maria, Collin, Kirsten, Ella, Carson, Amber, Jacob, Lexi, and Devon, and 6 step great-grandchildren, Maddison, Charlie, Audrey, Abbigail, Piper and Maverick, one brother, Bob (Connie) Bottens and a sister-in-law, Glenna Nordsiek, his former wife, Mary Kay (McGinnis) Mosby, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul Jansen, Alfred Jansen, Elmer Jansen, Marcel (Phyllis) Jansen, Larry (Rose) Jansen, and Pat Jansen. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Wayne Bottens and Clifford (Donna) Bottens, and his brother-in-law, Andy Jansen. Ron served as a minister for 44 years in various Christian churches throughout the Alton area (Browning, Literberry, Milton, Community Christian in Alton, West Alton and Brighton). Due to COVID restrictions, a private memorial service will be held at First Christian Church in Wood River on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for immediate family. Walter McCaslin and Jim Johnston will officiate. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Breese, IL. If you would like to join us in celebrating his life, join us at www.fccwr.com and select “Watch Us Live.” Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL or First Christian Church in Wood River or a Charity of Choice. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Since we can’t be together in person, the family would love for you to take a few minutes to share your memories or stories with them by visiting the online guestbook found at www.gentfuneralhome.com
Dateline: Alton Ronald Gene Bottens entered his heavenly home on July 10, 2020. He was born January 30, 1939 in Jacksonville, IL, the son of Wilber and Fern (Schertz) Bottens. He married Joanne (Jansen) Klostermann in 1998. Along with his... View Obituary & Service Information
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