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“My best memories are gowing up on Knapp St., spending much time at the big house on Marshall St. Ronnie was the quieter one; thus I didn't know him...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carianne M Piorier (Foss) - WI

“Thoughts are with you and your family. Keep his memory alive through your love for him now and forever. Love, Randy and Mary ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Randy and Mary Marsh - Green Lake, WI

“We really enjoyed the talks we had with ron and the laughter that came from him. I always got a BIG BEAR HUG.BOB and RON were so alike in their ideas...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: JUDY & BOB HALL - onalaska, WI

“I did not know Ron real well until the past year when we were on the movie committee together. I shall miss his sense of humor, knowledge of (and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Lou Biddlestone - Onalasska, WI

“Ronnie will be dearly missed. Remembering all of the good times with Ronnie and Corky at the bowling alley and the union functions. Many, many...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Linda (Hamann) Preisler - WI

“It seemed that every time I used the north elevator at Eagle Crest, I would meet Ron and Barb. They were always very cheerful and made my day. All...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Knox - Onalaska, WI - friend

“Barb and Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of this news. Please know that we are thinking of all of you through this most difficult time. Our...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Rick and Danette Skutak - WI

“We have continued to pray for you and the family during these days of sadness. It is one of the most difficult times because grief is so tough. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy and Susan Bamberg - WI

“Dear Barb and Family, We want to extend my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. I know it is hard to to think what live is going to be like...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lucy Sorce - Germantown, WI

“May the comfort of your family and friends help you though this difficult time. May all your memories be cherished, for he will be forever in your...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Ellis - Hartford, WI

“To Barbara ,and Family Sheri, Erin and I wish to convey our deepest sympathies on the passing of Ron.We were so forunate to select lucky lot 13 on...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: John & Sheri Del Sasso - FL

“Im so sorry for your family's terrible are in my thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerly, Jodi ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jodi Marie Schmear - Milwaukee, WI

“My best memories in life are the ones that were created on Antioch St growing up with all of you. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Marie Diaz (Angus) - Waukesha, WI

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Ronald Elwood Lemon, 74, of Onalaska, WI, formerly of Downsville, Milwaukee, Waukesha and Mosinee, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

He was born June 27, 1938 in Menomonie, WI to Edwin and Margaret (Running) Lemon. In 1960, he married Barbara (DesMarais) in Milwaukee, WI and lived in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area until 1993. After retirement they built a home in Mosinee on Lake DuBay and lived there until 1999, when they moved to the La Crosse area to be near their grandchildren.

In the past, Ron used to play the saxophone. He was an avid "Wisconsin" sports fan, cheering on the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Ron enjoyed auto racing, NASCAR, and also throughout the years, was a golfer. Since moving to "Eagles Crest" in Onalaska, Ron enjoyed singing with the facilities choir. Ron was an outdoor enthusiast, loving to watch the bald eagles around LaCrosse and the river. Most of all, Ron enjoyed his children and grandsons and spending time with them.

Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law Eric and Julie, and grandsons Ryan, Nathan, and Zachary, of Onalaska; daughter Tori of Waukesha; sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Dick Runkle of Waukesha; sister-in-law Sharon Schuppler of Waukesha; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Bob Galusha and Joe Rosso.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Sue Karbash, brother-in-law Arthur DesMarais, and several close aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ron will be missed not only by his immediate and extended family, but also his lifelong friends, and most recent friends at Eagle Crest Apartments. His generosity and kindness touched many throughout his life.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Dale Moe officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville, WI. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00am until time of service at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of nurses and doctors at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center for their exceptional care during a most difficult time.

Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie, WI is serving the family.