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1965 Ronald 2017

Ronald P. Villarreal

August 4, 1965 — August 5, 2017

Dr. Ronald Paul Villarreal, 52, passed away August 5, 2017 of natural causes in his home in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.  His funeral service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion located at 7401 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130 at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.


Ronald was born in 1965 in El Paso, Texas and earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Texas, El Paso. He went on to earn his doctorate degree from The University of Texas, Austin in Behavioral Neuroscience, specializing in Animal Leaning.  He taught courses in Learning and Animal Behavior at Indiana University and Missouri Western State University.  On January 7, 2004, he married Jill Annette Menge. Together, they had one son, Paul Austin Villarreal.


Ronald enjoyed spending time with his family, mentoring students, traveling, sports, and helping animals in need.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the Indiana University Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, 409 N Park Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47408, Phone (812) 855-9663.

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