Ronald J. Houghton, 71, formerly of Durand IL, died 4:15 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 in his home after a lengthy illness. \r\n\r\nBorn August 24, 1945 in Rockford IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Lois (Krienke) Houghton. Graduated from Durand High School, Class of 1963. He was employed as a mechanic for various repair shops. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include life-time companion Margory Clark; children Kip (Paula) Houghton, Pamela (Bruce) Rouleau and Kelly (Lorrie) Clark; grandchildren Zachary and Amber Houghton, T J, Marissa and Sophia; twin sister Nancy Zollar; sister Tami (Gary) Bielefeldt; Aunt Bonnie Krienke and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sherrilyn Kellicut and brother Larry Lee Houghton.\r\n\r\nGraveside ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Durand Township Cemetery, 15613 Durand Rd, Durand, IL with Pastor Dick Thickpenny of Bethany Lutheran Church, Broadhead, WI officiating. McCorkle Funeral Home-Durand Chapel, 101 Main Street, Durand, IL assisted the family.