Ronald K. Foraker, 69, of Cole Camp, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home of rural Cole Camp. He was born on April 3, 1943, at Sullivan, Indiana, a son of Lyle and Doris (Benefiel) Foraker.
On Nov. 18, 1989, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Worth, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Sharon Williams Skora.
He was an avid woodworker, loved Bluegrass music, and played banjo for his own entertainment. He was always interested in old cars, having restored many of them in his lifetime. In 2005, he retired from Embree Electric in Sedalia, but was an electrician for many years, having owned E & L Electric in the Chicago, Illinois, area. He loved living on the farm, driving the tractor and taking care of his animals. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, loved the Lord, and was very knowledgeable in Bible history.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Foraker of the home; two daughters, Laura Denise Weisgerber and her husband Denny of Chico, Calif., and Jennifer Lynn Johnson and her husband Jeffrey of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Cody Johnson and Matthew Mangold;
three granddaughters, Morgan, Jordan, and Jade Johnson; friends, Betty and Kim Nicolaisen, Dr. Dale Chapman, Rich Schalkewitz, and Jim Cosentino;
four special adopted grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Mikayla, and Marissa Wilson; and his favorite Maltese, Sadie Jane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Doris Foraker.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at First Baptist Church in Lincoln with Pastor Ron Griffith officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.