Ronald "Ron" W. Fletcher

Jan. 2, 1943 - June 6, 2008

Ronald "Ron" W. Fletcher, 65, of Sullivan, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. He was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Waukesha to Morgan and Evelyn (nee Weisner) Fletcher.

He married Kathleen McCarthy on June 10, 1972, in Tampa. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Fletcher of Sullivan; one son, Jeffrey (Bessie) Fletcher of Tampa; two grandsons, Houston and Dominick Fletcher; two sisters, Pat Noble of Phoenix and Diane Taylor of Tampa; three brothers, Morgan Fletcher Jr. (Kay) of Vernon, and John Fletcher and Floyd (Charlene) Fletcher, both of Tampa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at noon today, June 10, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Sullivan with the Rev. Tom Coyle officiating. Military honors will follow in the parish cemetery.

The Olsen Funeral Home, 221 S. Center Ave., Jefferson, is assisting the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at (920) 674-4300.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy; a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah, yes these things you will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much; good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, dont lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free.