Former Peoria Mayor Dave Ransburg died over the weekend. He was 78.
Ransburg was mayor from 2001 to 2005.
Before getting involved in city government, Ransburg was a business executive. The Indiana native earned an engineering degree from Purdue and an MBA from Harvard. He moved to Peoria in 1972 when he purchased the LR Nelson Corporation, a sprinkler manufacturing company.
During his tenure as mayor, he spearheaded several initiatives including Vision 2020. He was also one of those people instrumental in the development of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.