Ronald Gene Bacon

Ronald Gene Bacon

September 15, 1950 – May 6, 2021

Ronald served during the Vietnam War in the First Air-Calvary, and worked for BNSF for 37 years.  He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Bacon; mother, Alberta Bacon; brother, Mark Bacon.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Laura Acord (Jamie) of Flowery Branch, Georgia; sons, Matt Bacon (Ali) of Murphy, TX and Doug Bacon of Ashland, NE; grandchildren: Katelyn and Cade Acord, Kyndell and Jaxen Bacon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to VFW Post 9776 or St. Mary Catholic Church, both in Ashland, NE.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, May 11th from 12noon to 1pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.




  • Michael N Armstrong Posted May 7, 2021 7:45 am

    Ron’s passing leaves a huge void in our lives. The impact he had on me and so many other railroaders is positive and everlasting. He was blessed with a beautiful family and I extend my sincerest condolences to Jeanette, Laura, Matt and Doug. God bless you all.

  • William L. Clark Posted May 7, 2021 8:39 am

    Ron was an inspiration and a leader among leaders. His presence will always be felt. He will be missed by many. My condolences to the family; Jeanette, Laura, Matt and Doug. May the Lord be with you!

  • William Seeger Posted May 7, 2021 8:44 am

    Sad to.hearnof Ron’s passing he was one of the greats! Remembering so many stories that warm my heart!

  • Bruce Teel Posted May 7, 2021 11:33 am

    It is truly as sad day. Ron had a huge impact on not only my career but hundreds of others. Memories I will never forget. My deepest condolences to the family, and extended family. Rest In Peace Ron.

  • Kirk Hemphill Posted May 7, 2021 1:31 pm

    There is now an empty space in my life. His leadership helped me to do my best. What I learned from him can not be put into words. My prayers go out for his family.

  • Red Oak Class of 1969 Posted May 7, 2021 2:05 pm

    The Red Oak Class of 1969 extends its deepest sympathy to Ron’s family.

  • Dale Hansen Posted May 7, 2021 2:21 pm

    Ron was absolutely one of a kind. He was such a privilege to know and so tough to lose yet He remains in those he touched and will never be forgotten. I too give our sincere condolences to Jeanette, Laura, Matt, Doug, the Grandkids and all who were family and friends of the Bacons. May God grant you mercy to guide and carry you through these strenuous times and give you strength to hang tough and carry on.

  • Leland Welch Posted May 7, 2021 3:08 pm

    Ron was a good man, prayers to family

  • Tony Grothe Posted May 7, 2021 3:22 pm

    Ron was a mentor, leader and a friend. God Speed Ron and many prayers go out to your family

  • Pat Sides Posted May 7, 2021 4:07 pm

    I worked for Ron several times over the years i had great respect for Ron he told me do as i say not what i did and smile.

  • Jason Radich Posted May 7, 2021 4:33 pm

    I was so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. So many great memories growing up along side the Bacon kids and spending time at their house in Texas. Our hearts go out to you guys during this time of mourning. Love Jason and Alisha Radich.

  • Darrel Cantrell Posted May 7, 2021 7:19 pm

    Ron will be missed by many especially his family.. There were three things that he was so proud of, it was his family, serving his country in Viet Nam, and the Railroad he worked for for many years. He was such a great leader thank you Ron for touching my life

  • Tom Weaks Posted May 7, 2021 10:05 pm

    My prayers and condolences to Ron’s wife and His family. He was one that taught me plenty in my career. He was a friend and a matter a fact guy. Great stories and great times on the right a way and golf course. May god be with him and his family. He’s in good hands now.

  • Nancy Root Posted May 8, 2021 12:08 pm

    Ron was the best neighbor and all around terrific guy. My heart goes out to Jeanette, Doug, Laura and Matt.

  • Jim eitzen Posted May 8, 2021 1:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing our prayers for the family.

  • Jeffrey B Wright Posted May 8, 2021 7:39 pm

    I first met Ron as a young management trainee on a steel gang in Nebraska. He tested me, challenged me, inspired me, encouraged me and remained a mentor to me for my entire career. My sincere condolences to all of Ron’s family. When you think of a true railroader, Ron is right at the top of the list! Peace be with you all!

  • Ben Starkey Posted May 8, 2021 7:51 pm

    Ron was one of the greatest men I have ever known!! He was a friend, mentor and a great leader! . Everyone that ever meet him alway remembered him and had great respect for him. The world will be a darker place without him. RIP soldier you have more than done your duty!!!

  • Anna Hudnall Posted May 9, 2021 8:14 am

    I remember Ron when he and the railroad guys used to come in to the Triangle Bar, way back in the day, my mom and dad really liked Ron, such a great guy, he will be missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.

  • Steven hughes Posted May 9, 2021 1:22 pm

    So sad to hear of Ron’s passing my condolences and payers go to all of his family

  • Michele Murner (Kendall) Posted May 10, 2021 1:09 pm

    One of the best men I have had the pleasure of knowing. A man’s man and hero that I have looked up to throughout my life. A best friend to my dad and best god-father a girl could ever ask for. I will miss him always, but forever be grateful I was blessed to call him and the Bacon’s family.

  • Rick Boals Posted May 10, 2021 2:16 pm

    I remember working on a railroad gang when Ron started his railroad career. He was a great Railroad Man and a wonderful friend. He was respected by all who ever worked for him or with him.
    I. send my condolences to his family and pray that with time their sorrow will turn to happy remembrances of a husband, father, and grandfather.
    RIP Ron

  • Tony Del Sordo Posted May 11, 2021 4:05 am

    RIP my Brother of Viet Nam C Btry 1/77th Arty. 1st Cav. Honor to have served with you

  • SCOTT LEWIS Posted May 11, 2021 7:09 am

    RIP Ron! You will be missed condolences to the family!

  • Anthony Storbeck Posted May 11, 2021 7:57 am

    My condolences to Ron’s family! May you find peace in knowing he is with God! He was a good man! Prayers for healing to the family!

  • Mitch and Tina Renner Posted May 11, 2021 11:16 am

    Sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeannette and family.

  • The Denny Bell Family Posted May 11, 2021 1:54 pm

    Jeanette, Ron was a great boss, leader and most of all a great friend to my Denny. Always there for Denny and his family! The Bell family is heartbroken to hear of your loss. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers for your family to find comfort and peace during this time. May God Be with you all, The Denny Bell Family; Jana, Denya and Dustin Bell
    The Denny Bell Family

  • Donald Schibbelhut Posted May 11, 2021 9:25 pm

    Ron was a good and fair man, one of the best bosses I ever worked for on the Railroad . Condolences to the family.

  • Thomas Jones Posted August 30, 2022 10:07 am

    Spent a month with Ron, dropping concrete ties in Arkansas, He was a Great Leader and well respected.

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