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Ronald Bruce Stankey

December 2, 2018 | 5 comments

Ronald Bruce Stankey, 60, of West Salem, passed away on Sunday, November 25 in his home. He was born on November 5, 1958 to Harold and Karen Stankey of Holmen. Ron has two sons, Ronald Jr and Keith.

Ron loved spending time in his garden on the family farm. You could find him there with his son Keith most every weekend. He could grow the largest pumpkins ever! He also loved to can his vegetables, especially the tomatoes and pickles. Ron was an avid deer hunter and was able to get out one last time this year with his best friend Brian Doerr. He also loved to go trout fishing. He and Keith would go on opening day to their favorite spot in Bangor every year. His stories about the big ones that got away were the best. Ron could always tell a story with a smile on his face. Ron had a soft spot for his cat Spike, they were best buddies for 18 years. He remained good friends throughout the years with Keith’s Mom Peggy and her brothers and sisters. Ron worked at Chart Industries for the past 22 years where he also made many good friends. His stories and smile will be missed by all.

He is survived by his son Ronald Jr and grandchildren Cecilla, Liam, Cameron and Emmett, son Keith, cat Spike, siblings, Frank, Joann (Rich) Bredemann, Diane, Pete, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Red and Kay, sisters Linda and Carol and brother Brian.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Monday December 17, with a new service time,  at 5pm with visitation from 1pm until the time of the service, in the Prairie Room, at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, 54650. Chaplain Jeff Thomson will be officiating.



  1. Tim and Anna Gulsvig

    We worked with Ron and would like to send condolences to the family. RIP Ron.

  2. Gene and judy LaFond

    Very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was my very first friend when we moved to Wisconsin. We had many good times together.

  3. Joyce Henderson

    So very sorry to hear of yet another great loss to your family. Can only imagine the amazing reunion they are having in heaven. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in the abiding love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  4. lonnie johnson

    Ron was a good friend .He did a lot for me.I will miss him.

  5. Rebecca Mormann-Krieger

    Ron was a sensitive man. I will always remember his hearty laugh, instant smile, and intense emotion when he listened to the loss in lives of other people. He was a good man and we will all miss him in our lives.

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