Ronald ‘Ron’ M. Riley

Aug. 8, 1942 – March 6, 2014

Ronald “Ron” M. Riley of Mukwonago died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at home surrounded by his family at the age of 71. Ron was born on August 8, 1942, in Milwaukee, the son of Merle and Jean “Mildred” (Rehn) Riley.

He worked as a machinist for Waukesha Engine for 42 years and retired in 2004. Ron enjoyed golfing, bowling, shooting pool, playing cards with friends and was an avid sports fan. More than anything, Ron loved spending time with his family.

Ron will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 50 years, Patricia “Pat”; his children, Renae and Todd Riley, both of Mukwonago; his grandchildren, Shawn, Autumn, Adam, Nicolaus, Dylan and Elijah; his great-grandson, James; his sister, Susan Riley of Waukesha; and cousins, other relatives and friends.

The visitation for Ron will be held on Friday, March 14, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 6:00 p.m. memorial service at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

The family of Ron would like to extend their appreciation for the gentle care and concern of Dr. John Woolever, ProHealth hospice, Kim, Barth and Chaplain Jeff.

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