Ronald J. (1936 - 2007)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Ciolkosz, Opon, Meredyk, Pennington, Burzynski, Patterson, Jakubowicz
----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI) June 6, 2007
Ciolkosz, Ronald J. (March 14, 1936 - June 1, 2007)
Ronald J. Ciolkosz, age 71 or W10771 Hickory Rd. Thorp, WI passed away peacefully at his home on Friday June 1, 2007.
A Christian Burial Mass was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church, Junction rural Thorp, WI with Fr. Keith Apfelbeck officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Friends and family called on Monday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Chapel, Stanley, WI with a 7:30 parish Rosary being recited. Plombon Funeral Service of Stanley, WI assisted the family with arrangements.
Ron was born on March 14, 1936 in the Town of Thorp, the son of Louis & Victoria (Opon) Ciolkosz. He grew up in the Town of Thorp and attended area schools. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country from 1957-1959. After his discharge he worked in Chicago, IL until 1967 when he returned to the Town of Thorp and purchased the farm where they have lived and farmed since. He was united in marriage to Alice Meredyk on October 28, 1978.
Ron is survived by his wife Alice of Thorp, WI; children: Randy (Christie) Ciolkosz of Stanley, WI, Robert Ciolkosz of Thorp, WI, and Cindy (Dan) Pennington of Saint Paul Park, MN; two grandchildren: Dylan & Katie; two brothers: Leonard (Joanne) Ciolkosz of Minocqua, WI and Mitchell (Pat) Ciolkosz of Bloomer, WI; two sisters: Virginia Burzynski of Thorp, WI and Delores (Bill) Patterson of Venice, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Erwin & Edward Ciolkosz and one sister, Bernadette Jakubowicz.
Ron loved spending time bulldozing, 4-wheeling and visiting with many friends. He was commander of the Thorp VFW Post #9057, won the award for the FFA Retired Farmer of 2007 and was an active member of St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church.
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