DEFOREST – Ronald V. Blau, age 73, passed away peacefully with dignity on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Agrace Hospice.
Ron was born on September 22, 1939 to Herman and Lucy Blau in Plain, WI. Ronald attended St. Luke's Catholic school and graduated in 1957. Ronald met and later married Sharon Lee Fistler on April 25, 1964 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a life-long meat cutter with 30 years at Oscar Meyer, retiring in 1997. Ron was very artistic and enjoyed creating his farm and meat shop, gardening, wood working, country western music, and a good time with family and friends. Ron was a good man, who lived life to the fullest, by his own rules, right to the end. He will truly be missed by his family and friends.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon; children, Mike (Tammy) , Jon, Kristin (John) Westfall; grandchildren, Camron and Shania; sisters, Phyllis Meister, Mickey Heiser, and Cheri (Al) Asherin. Further survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-laws, Stanley Meister and Lloyd Heiser.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST.OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson St., DeForest, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, with Father Robert Butz presiding. Visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 and again at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday.
Thanks to Doctors Gage (& Staff), Huie, Smith, Sloan, Agrace home hospice team, for their support. Special thanks to doctor and friend Juliet Aylward and Andy, lastly special thanks to hospice Dr. Kim Kinsley. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Agrace HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711, would be appreciated. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com