Ronald “Ron” Arthur Williams

Ronald “Ron” Arthur Williams

Ronald “Ron” Arthur Williams

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:

Paula West
5410 48th Street S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Crystal Nawrot
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 for online condolences and  for information on keeping safe at funerals.

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  1. Edward and Lorelei Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.

  2. Gordon Whitemarsh says:

    We are very sorry for your family’s loss, Your Dad was a great man, he will be greatly missed, Ron Williams was a one of a kind character, always seemed to be on the go, flying down the road in the Stump X truck ready to tackle the next project & on to the next and so it went, one hard working/honest guy who got the job done. Rest in Peace Mr. Ron Williams, prayers go out to his family & many friends

  3. Ashley Noelke says:

    Prayers and condolences to Ron’s loved ones. He was a good friend to my dad.

  4. Carol and Terry Schaetzka says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you 🙏

  5. Steve Setzke says:

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Ron will be missed.

  6. Mary Schwanebeck says:

    Paula, I’m so sorry for the loss of Ron. He tried so hard to beat it. I so enjoyed caring for him. He made me crazy (get off that ladder!), made me laugh, and I admired his willingness to try anything. (Remember O#$?? tonib?) My condolences and thoughts are with you and your family.

  7. Dana Seis & Family says:

    I am so sorry.
    Thinking of your family.

  8. Keith & Pam Whitaker says:

    We knew Ron the last couple of years as we were fortunate have tons of trees!! He was real nice guy to deal with, a great businessman, and easy to talk to. We will miss him.

  9. anonymous friend says:

    Dan/Sandy and family and friends was shocked to hear of Ron’s passing . just saw him and his son recently and he was his normal self kidding with a friend who drove up anxious to work. Dan I treasured the relationship Dan and I had with you and your brother you were not just friends but family as your parents were also. May God help you and family members. friends. co workers as you all deal with the earthly loss there not any words and not even the opportunity for hugs, just know we love you and y ou are in our prayers

  10. Nina Nelson says:

    My sympathy and my prayers for Ron’s family. He was a great guy. He did so much for my husband, Tom, and for me. The Lord bless you and keep you. “God is our refuge and strength…” Psalm 46:1

  11. Peg Lecy says:

    As we hold each other close share memories and stories. Ron you were a wonderful father, Grandfather, cousin and friend.
    Crystal Larry Mayson and Myles
    Amber Brandon and family
    Paula and family
    Tim Cindy
    Danny Sandy and family
    Larry Becky and family
    Teresa and family
    Kelly and Boys
    You have a guardian angel watching over you
    May God family and friends comfort you
    Ron will be missed by many. So very sorry on your loss

  12. Marshall and Sue Bjorge says:

    Our condolences to Ron’s family and many friends. Take comfort in knowing Ron is resting peacefully in His loving arms.

  13. Linda Kaprelian says:

    I am so very sad about this loss. Ron was my brother in law for over 20 years. He will be dearly missed for his smile, quick wit and his pranks that kept us all laughing and on our toes. Now he can rest and be with his family in his new heavenly home. Sending his family ❤️ and hugs as they grieve.

  14. Pam & Matt Brunner says:

    I will always remember arriving early at Mom’s house on a cold winter morning & seeing Ron in the driveway. The furnace had quit, and he had immediately stepped in to help. Such kindness was a hallmark of his wonderful personality. We will miss our dear cousin greatly. Our deepest sympathies to his family & friends.

  15. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    So sorry on the loss of Ron; our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

  16. Gayle (Marti) Schehr says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Williams family. I think it is pretty special to be born on Mother’s day and going home on Mother’s day. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  17. Billy Krenzelok says:

    Ron was my favorite boss ever in my 40 yrs he’s the only boss I never ever had a complaint about he taught me alot and was always there for me so sorry to hear he passed his kindness will be missed dearly

  18. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    We are saddened to lose a member of our very large Pedersen family. A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. May God bless and comfort all of Ron’s family during this most difficult time. Hugs and prayers 💕

  19. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. He always had a smile to give to everyone he met. He loved his family dearly and created a lot of great memories for his family and friends. Keep his smile and great memories close.

  20. Jason Manternach says:

    RIP Ron

  21. Marilyn Herzberg says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed by all of us at the Cancer Center. He always came in with a smile on his face and always had a good story to tell! Paula and family please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Jim & Gloria Kaufman says:

    Sending our deepest condolences

  23. Marge Brown says:

    Sorry to the family for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  24. Michael T Clark says:

    So sorry for your families loss……..

  25. Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    To Ron’s family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Hold on to all your memories and stories and share with each other. Please accepted the very sincere condolences being sent your way. Tim, sorry for the loss of your best friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I are sending our condolences to the Williams family.

  27. Peg & Jerry Johnston says:

    So sad to hear of Ron’s passing. He was as they say “one in a million”, always full of fun and giving.
    Our family reunions will never be the same.
    Sympathies to all involved, which will be many.

  28. Patricia Jacobs says:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to the Williams family . R.I.P Ron

  29. Debbie and Bob says:

    So sorry for the loss of our dear cousin, Ron. His presence will be sadly missed at the family reunion. Hugs to Crystal, Amber, grandkids and the whole Williams family. May he Rest In Peace.

  30. John Dvorachek says:

    So Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Great memories from Arkdale as a young teenager growing up… riding in Ronnie’s Fairlane, telling jokes, The Old Mill… those were the days! Always wanting to be older like Ronnie and Tim Renner… fast cars, spinning the tires, raising hell. Deer Hunting with the Williams and Marti gang. Ron was always quick with a smile and fun to be around. Although it’s been many years since seeing him, he will never be forgotten. His service as a United States Marine is highly commendable. Our thoughts and prayers to Ron’s family, extended family, and friends. – Long John

  31. Linda(chaffee)Donley and Doug says:

    Condolences to the family, Ron was a super cousin, the memories of him with last forever. He was full of love and laughter, Rest in peace dear cousin. Will miss you LOTS.

  32. Pam and Rick Zindars says:

    Sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  33. Larry & Evelyn Johnston (York) says:

    Oh, the memories of Ron, my sister & I babysat for the “5W’s”. And Ron, was the instigator, in doing stuff. That, followed Ron into adulthood, Larry & I came home, had very strange items along with a “FOR SALE” signs, in our front yard. To all of Ron’s family, we are so sad for your loss. Am sure Ron & Loren are having a good reunion. Praying for the Lord’s Comfort and His Peace .❤

  34. Lori Alwin says:

    My sincere condolences to Paula and Ron’s family. I’ve never had the privilege to meet Ron but my grandson did and they became instant friends. Brian called him “my friend Ron!”. That’s a big honor. They connected over a fishing pole and Uncle Tim. He will be deeply missed.

  35. Cindy Babcock says:

    Sorry to the Williams, my condolences to all of you.

  36. John and Nicky Hunt says:

    Sorry for your loss

  37. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    Heartbroken for you all…hugs & Prayers

  38. Deb Bourke says:

    So sorry for your loss, he was way to young, hugs to all.

  39. Susan Moran says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  40. Melissa, Kevin Steffanus says:

    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. Prayers are with you all. Ron was a great guy and will truly be missed.
    -The Steffanus Family

  41. Pete and Pam Abfall says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  42. Jeff Stevens says:

    Ron was a “man in full”- he seemed to embrace everything with good humor and openness rarely found in people. We all loved him and will miss him terribly. See you on the other side, dear cousin.
    Thanks for all the laughs, smiles and love.
    Our hearts hirt with his wonderful family.

  43. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    We will all miss our cousin greatly. A lot of fun memories as we were also neighbors as kids.

  44. Curtie and Michelle Pollex says:

    Crystal, Amber and family~I am so sorry for the loss of y’all’s Dad and your children’s Grandpa. Please know I am thinking of y’all and sending you hugs and prayers. God’s comfort and Peace~❤️😇❤️

  45. Terrie & Sid Kaminski says:

    My condolences to the family!

  46. Ronald and Betty Stevens says:

    Deepest sympathies. Will miss Ron dearly. But the memories he created will always bring me smiles.

  47. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for the families loss

  48. Wally peterson says:

    Sorry for the family’s loss R.T.P