Ronald “Ron” Arthur Williams, age 62, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin died Sunday, May 10, 2020, on Mother’s Day, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at the Arkdale Lions Park. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Friends may call at the Arkdale Lions Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Military honors will be presented following the memorial service by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Ronald was born May 08, 1958, on Mother’s Day, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Franklin I. and Verna E. (Pedersen) Williams. Ron graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1976. Ron then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He traveled to San Diego, Germany, and Colorado. He was honorably discharged in 1982. In 1979, he married Cindy Marti and they had two girls, Crystal and Amber. That marriage later ended in divorce. Ron then met and married Pat Krieg and was married in 1996. They later divorced. During that marriage, Ron started his own tree business called StumpX. He loved being outdoors and helping people out. The business started out with grinding stumps and eventually grew into a full-service tree business. Ron then met his fiance’, Paula West and they remodeled and created a happy, beautiful home in Wisconsin Rapids.
Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching real Nascar (not the virtual stuff), Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, his grandsons, and being with his family. Ron was known for his carpentry skills, corny jokes and always making you laugh. He had the best times with his best friend Tim Renner, fixing things with his brothers and getting into mischief with his cousins. He was a great woodworker. Over the years he made countless little step stools for many children, that I am sure that they will cherish. He loved making bird feeders, and just little mind things out of wood to get you thinking. Ron loved to go deer hunting, and especially the past few years with his grandsons, Mayson & Myles and son in law, Larry. Ron also looking forward to his yearly fishing trip with Tim, Cindy, Mayson, Myles, and Paula up north. Fishing may not have always been the best, but lots of memories were made. Ron also loved going to Milwaukee Brewer games with Paula, Sierra, Lexi, Steve, Paul, and Dede. Ron enjoyed having “the kids” over for dinner every week.
Memorials may be directed in Ron’s memory to Aspirus Cancer Center. You can send donations directly to Paula West or Crystal Nawrot. They will be making the donation to the center in Ron’s memory. Please mail to:
5410 48th Street S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
1309 Duck Creek Court
Adams, WI 53910
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Verna Williams, his older brother, Randy Williams, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins too.
Paula West – fiance’
Sierra West – bonus daughter
Lexi (Steve) West – bonus daughter
Crystal (Larry) Nawrot – daughter
Mayson & Myles Nawrot – grandsons
Amber (Brandon) Kaufman – daughter
Anthony & Austin Amell – grandsons
Kaitlyn & Miranda Cleary & Braylee Kaufman – granddaughters
Kelly Krieg – stepson
Harrison & Paxton Krieg – grandsons
Larry (Becky) Williams – brother
Dan (Sandy) Williams – brother
Teresa Williams – sister
Tim (Cindy) Renner – best friend since forever
Reece Vanderhei – Right-hand man
Remi – loving puppy
He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends that will miss him dearly.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/funeral-guidance.html for information on keeping safe at funerals.