Obit: Pagel, Ronald James (1934 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Pagel, Biddle, Jenson, Quinn, Bittner

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 6/01/2016

Pagel, Ronald James (21 August 1934 - 25 May 2016)

Ronald J. Pagel, age 81, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of Thorp, WI, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp. Rev. Paul Bittner officiated and inurnment will be held at a later date in East Thorp Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church, on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Ronald James Pagel was born on August 21, 1934, in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, WI, to John and Katherine (Biddle) Pagel. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at area schools. After completing his education, Ron worked as a grader operator for more than 40 years, for the Town of Worden, until his retirement. He continued to live in the Town of Worden until moving to Sunset Homes, in Stanley, WI, in 2008. He resided there until entering Dove Healthcare West, in Eau Claire, to be with his wife, Eleanor (nee Jenson) Pagel.

He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Ron had many interests, but especially enjoyed deer hunting and antique cars.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Randy) Quinn of Eau Claire; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: George (Carol) Pagel of Thorp, and William (Jo Anne) Pagel of Altoona; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Eleanor J. Pagel, on May 23, 2016; one son, Ronald J. Pagel, Jr.; one brother, Gerald Pagel; and one sister-in-law, Nancy Pagel.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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