VERONA - Ronald Wayne Norder, age 81, of Verona, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 31, 2013, with family at his side.
He was born May 7, 1932, in Cadiz Township, the son of Harold and Reatha (Cline) Norder. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the service, Ronald was united in marriage to Kathleen Metz at St. Raphael's Cathedral on February 4, 1961. Together they raised two children. Ron devoted everything to his family and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was also an avid golfer.
Ron is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen; a son, Michael (Rachael) Norder; a daughter, Michelle (Thomas) Pietrzak; six grandchildren, Conner and Carley Pietrzak, Jacob, Jessie, Sydney and Charlie Norder; two sisters, Gloria (Arnold) Rufner, Donna Braun; and his mother-in-law, Ethel Rieder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald, as an infant, and Larry Norder; and a sister, Joyce. The family is grateful to Agrace HospiceCare for their kind and caring assistance to Ron and his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main Street, Verona, with : Father William Vernon presiding, and Father Roger Nilles, Father Jim McHenry and Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer concelebrating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.
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