Obit: Judnic, Ronald L. (1945 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Borman, Dunkel, Jarchow, Judnic, Kelnhofer, Zitzer

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/07/2015

Judnic, Ronald “Ron” L. (25 OCT 1945 - 29 APR 2015)

Ronald “Ron” L. Judnic, 69, Rib Lake, died on Wednesday, April 29 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past seven days.

Funeral services were held on May 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake with Rev. James Heffner officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake. His seven grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Ronald Judnic was born on Oct. 25, 1945 in the town of Greenwood to Joseph Henry Judnic and Esther Jean Jarchow.

He attended Green Grove Elementary school, town of Greenwood and was a 1963 graduate of Rib Lake High School. On Dec. 26, 1964 at Rib Lake he married Darlene D. Kelnhofer, who survives.

He served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1971. He worked at Gem Products in Rib Lake for a period of time. He worked at Power Products in Grafton while residing in Port Washington for a period of time. He returned to Rib Lake in 1965 at did logging work for many years. From 1993 until his retirement in 2008, he worked at Blount/Caterpiller in Prentice. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports and racing. He played baseball for Chet & Bernies and softball for various area teams.

He was a member and past council member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake, Rib Lake Fish and Game, area horseshoe, bowling and pool leagues, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club and was a charter member of the Underdog Dart Ball Team.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Ramon (Julie) Judnic of Medford, Ronni (Laura) Judnic of Rib Lake and Donnie (Julie) Judnic of Neenah; five siblings, Doris Zitzer, Jerry (Ann) Judnic, Sandra (Vernon) Dunkel, Larry (Pat) Judnic all of Rib Lake, and Russell (Judy) Judnic of Stanley; seven grandchildren, Jesse, Jordy, Josh, Benjamin, Justin, Megan and Joseph Judnic; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clark Judnic in 1998 and three siblings Shirley and Joe Judnic and Cindy Borman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations.

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