Ronald Lee King, II

September 18, 1979 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 42)


Ronald Lee King II, 42, loving husband, son, uncle, and friend for many in funeral service across the country, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at his home. 

Ron was born on September 18, 1979 in Branson, Missouri to Ronald L. Sr., and Paulane L. Butler. He was a graduate of South Central High School in Farina, Illinois and later started working for his step-father Charlie Butler at Butler Coach Company. 

On October 20, 2007, after 9 years of dating, he married Janie N. Rozich in Nashville, Indiana. Quickly, Ron filled the role of favorite uncle and never let go of the title.

Ron was a long-time member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, past-president of the Sales and Supply Club where he also served as the “forever” secretary-treasurer, he was the face of the the IFDA Education Foundation, a member of PCS the Professional Car Society, and a member of the Independent Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Janie King of Carbon, Indiana; his mother, Paulane Butler of Carbon, Indiana; his sister, Sharon Donanto; uncle, David Stepeton of Greensburg, Indiana; sister-in-law, Heather (Luther) Bean, Bonnie, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, and many friends and family in funeral service. 

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Ronald King Sr.; his sister Julie Donanto; step-father and mentor, Charles R. Butler; mother-in-law, Jean Meadows; as well as his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Indiana Funeral Directors Association Office 1305 W 96th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 with Pastor Jim Rogers officiating. 

Visitation for family and friends will be prior to services from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

All of Ron’s funeral director friends are encouraged to drive their hearses to the service and take part in one final “hearse procession” following the service.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin, Illinois. 

In lieu of flowers: do what Ron has been asking you to do for years, open your wallet and donate to the IFDA Education Foundation.


May 25, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Indiana Funeral Directors Association Office
1305 W 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Funeral Service
May 25, 2022

7:00 PM
Indiana Funeral Directors Association Office
1305 W 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Graveside Service
May 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Peaceful Valley Cemetery
West Shield Street
Odin, IL 62870

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