United Township High School Class Of 1960
Ron W. Pustelnik
EAST MOLINE — Ronald W. Pustelnik, 77, East Moline, passed away on Tuesday,
Jan. 14, 2020, at his home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ
United Methodist Church, East Moline. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery,
Moline. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East
Moline. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Christ United
Methodist Church or to the United Township High School Booster Club.
Ron was born on Nov. 21, 1942 in Moline, the son of Anthony and Betty
(Baker) Pustelnik. He married Peggy Bucy on August 29, 1964 in Moline. He
graduated from UTHS and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from WIU.
Ron spent his life in education, beginning his teaching career in Hampton
and retiring from UTHS in 1994.
Many of Ron's younger years were spent playing softball, supervising the
Butterworth Park Program, running the EM Wrestling Club and umpiring
softball at Northeast Park. He enjoyed hunting for arrowheads, being
outdoors, attending UT athletic events and helping others. He was a member
of Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline. Above all, Ron was a
devoted family man who made it a point to see his beloved grandkids nearly
every day. He unselfishly dedicated his days to bettering the lives of his
wife, kids and grandkids.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Peggy; sons, Todd (Michelle)
Pustelnik, East Moline, and Mark Pustelnik, Silvis; grandchildren, Drew,
Chase, Paige, Peyton and Connor; and his sister, Alberta “JoAnn” Cain, East