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Ron Coutts

Born: 1927     Died: 2013

Ron Coutts

Roland “Ron” W. Coutts, 86, passed away on July 30th, 2013 at his home in Oak Forest, IL. He was born on February 5, 1927 in Page, Nebraska to Colin and Lou (Tessier) Coutts. Ron grew up in Creighton, Nebraska where he graduated from Creighton High School in 1944, and enjoyed traveling back to Creighton for his annual High School Reunions.
Anxious to serve his country, he joined the Navy in 1944 and served in World War II. He continued to serve as Naval Air Gunner, and was Honorably Discharged in 1950. After serving in the Navy he worked for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency as a Private Detective and rose in the ranks to Assistant Regional Manager where he worked for 24 years. He went on to found Amber Way, Inc. Security Service. He retired in 1990.
Ron married the love of his live, Geneva (Robb) Coutts, on August 4, 1949 in Chicago, IL. They were happily married for 63 years. Ron was an active member of AA, where he embraced his sobriety and took great satisfaction in helping the Mokena and Tinley fellowships. He was passionate about his family, enjoyed listening to music, reading, bird watching and working his crossword puzzles.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Colin and Lou, siblings Owen Coutts, Irma Jackson, Thelma Ryan, his son Colin, and his grandson Randy Cholico.
Ron is survived by his spouse Geneva; his sons Ron (Karen) Coutts, Mark (Lori) Coutts, Kevin (Marcia Flynn) Coutts, Craig (Roxanna) Coutts, and his daughter Karen (John) Gaetano; his grandchildren Bob Cholico, Kelsey Coutts, Paige Coutts, Lauren Coutts, Colin Coutts, Nick Hanson, Mike Hanson, Joe Coutts, Ulana Coutts, Clay Coutts and John Gaetano; his great-grandchildren Taylor, Chris, Jake, and Amanda Cholico; his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitations will be held at Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL from 2:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Brady-Gill at 11:00 am on Monday, August 5, 2013. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.
Condolences may be left on Ron W. Coutts’ online guest book at


August 4, 2013  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


August 5, 2013
Service 11:00 am
Tinley Park chapel

Final Disposition:

St. Mary Cemetery
Evergreen Park, IL



Cindy Kennedy 08-04-2013 08:19

So very sorry for your loss. Uncle Roland will always be remembered in my heart. Some of my most treasured memories, as a child, was Uncle Roland, Aunt Geneva and family on their visits to Creighton. In my thoughts and prayers.


Marianne Montana Pope 08-03-2013 17:23

I want to offer my deepest condolences to your whole family. A loved ones passing is never easy. May all your good memories give you strength through this difficult time.

Nancy & Larry Furstenau 08-03-2013 13:23

Dear Geneva & family,

We were very sorry to hear of Rolands
passing. He was a very kind & caring
person. Will never forget his wonderful
laugh & smile.

Keeping you all in my prayers.

Nancy & Larry Furstenau.

Dale Jackson 08-03-2013 10:52

Geneva, I am very sad to hear about the loss of uncle Roland. Even though I didn't have the opportunity to see him very often, I will always remember his visits to Creighton and the times I spent with him. He was someone I always looked up to and will remember him fondly. I'll never forget his laugh and smile.

Dale Jackson

Fran Sabia & Everett McGuire 08-01-2013 22:23

I am so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Roland was always so very welcoming to all who entered into his space. We feel so fortunate that we had the opportunity to sit and visit with him last week while we were in the area. I have a lifetime of memories to carry in my heart. We love you. God bless you. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Ann and David Kepley 08-01-2013 18:37

Dear Geneva and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Ron lived a good life and was a wonderful man. His smile made you feel like the sun had come out.

I remember him fondly and keep you all in my prayers.

Annie Kepley


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