Barneveld – Ronald R. Bilse, age 64, of Barneveld, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

He was born on April 12, 1952 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Elmo and Berniece (Jones) Bilse. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1970. On July 14, 1984, he married Nancy Metcalf at Middlebury Church.

Ron was a lifetime famer, living and working as a 3rd generation farmer on the Bilse Family Farm. He was a member of the Barneveld Trail Eagle’s Snowmobile Club. He was a vintage Polaris snowmobile collector and loved NASCAR racing and was a huge Matt Kenseth fan.

Ron is survived by his wife Nancy; his siblings Dennis (Peggy) Bilse of Barneveld and Pam (Mike) Retelle of Madison; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at BARNEVELD LUTHERAN CHURCH. Rev. Jim Hearne and Pastor Carolyn Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be held in Middlebury Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday at BARNEVELD LUTHERAN CHURCH.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home
Dodgeville 608-935-5222