THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ronald R. Roskams
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Ronald "Ronnie" Raskams, story telling connoisseur, honorable and loving man, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019.
He was born October 22, 1934, to the late Herman and Regina Roskams in Green Bay, WI. After graduating from West High School, Ron proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin as a Machinist Mate.
On February 11, 1960, he married the love of his life, Ila June Bunker. They built the best life together as they raised their five children: Robert (Sandy) Stencil, Eagle River; Cindy (Bob) Mosch, Green Bay; William (Anne) Roskams, Town of Scott; Sandy (Brian) Zirbel, Camp Hill, PA; and Timothy (Jean) Roskams, Little Suamico. Ron's love for June was always evident, especially as he cared for her in her last years.
There was so much pride and love for their 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and many memories were made up north at their cabin with the family over the years. Ron had a life-long love affair with a good home-cooked meal, booyah, cannibal sandwiches and tinkering with cars, tractors and golf-carts; anything with an engine.
Ron took great pride in his time running his gas stations and then retiring as the Service Manager at Cliff Wall Motors. Then Ron and June traveled in their fifth-wheel. They made it to Alaska and all over the United States making many lifelong friends along the way.
The world will just not be the same without Ron. He'll be sorely missed and the memories he kept alive with his keen storytelling, one-liners and bad jokes will forever be in the hearts of those who loved him. Ron was a good son, a good husband and a good father.
In respect to Ron's final wishes, there will not be a service so the family asks that you honor Ron by sharing one your favorite stories of him with someone you love. We know it'll put a smile on your face! To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and love to Rogene Delaney, a special friend who made Ron's life so much brighter these past few years. The family would also like to thank the Unity Hospice team for their amazing care and support along with the staff at Bellin Health ICU.
A memorial fund will be established in Ron's name to benefit Unity Hospice and the Carmelite Sisters at Hermits of St. Mary of Carmel. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.