Ronald L. Lennartz


Oct. 10, 1934 - Dec. 26, 2012



Ronald L. Lennartz, of Waukesha and Surprise, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the age of 78 years. 


He was born on Oct. 10, 1934 in Milwaukee, the son of Clarence and Ella (nee Kulick) Lennartz. Ronald married Nancy Lee on Aug. 24, 1957. He was a member of the Elks Club  and the Wisconsin Club based in Arizona. Ronald enjoyed woodworking and was a regular handyman. He also loved to travel, especially to Arizona where he enjoyed the warm weather.


Ronald will be sadly missed by his children, Lynn (Donald) Gajkowski and Jeffrey (Jean) Lennartz;  grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Shockley and Alex, Corey, and Shelby Lennartz; and his sister, Jeanne Andrews.  Ronald is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Lee; and his second wife, Bonnie (nee Halwas), to whom he was married from 2002 to 2008.


The visitation for Ronald will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188.  Burial for Ronald will be private for family at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials greatly appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 262-542-6609.