Ronald E. Christian, 77, Glidden




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Ronald E. Christian
age 77, of Glidden, died surrounded by his family on Monday July 14, 2014 at his daughter's home in Hartford, under the special care of his granddaughters Jenny & Stephanie.  He was born on December 12, 1936 in Butternut, the son of John and Della (Scherwinski) Christian.  His early life and schooling were in Butternut.  Ronald served his country in the United States Air Force.  On August 25, 1956 he married Darlene Zimmerman.  The couple moved to Slinger in 1967 where Ronald owned and operated R&R TV Service.  The couple returned to the family farm in Peeksville after retirement.  Ronald was a member of the Butternut American Legion Post, enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Brewers and Packers and especially spending time with his family and friends.
 
He is survived by:
his wife Darlene of Glidden
(6)children:
Denise (Glenn) Bonlender of Hartford
Rhonda  (Jim) Peterson of Hartford
Dean (Polly) Christian of Cascade
Renee (Roger) Hamm of Hartford
Donalie Scherr (Mike Bergmann)of Lomira
Lori Glaeser of Butternut
(16)grandchildren, (12)great-grandchildren
(1)brother:
Harold (Alice) Christian of Butternut
(2)sisters:
Arlene (Ray) Wallner of Park Falls
Marilyn (Fred) Walker of Butternut
and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Thoms.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 18, 2014 at 11:00am from Trinity Lutheran Church in Glidden.  Rev. Jacob Stuenkel will officiate.
 
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Butternut with military honors under the auspices of the Butternut American Legion Post.
 
A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30am until the hour of the service.
 
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Butternut American Legion Post 272 would be greatly appreciated.  
 

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