Ronald "Ron" W. Neuman

Ronald "Ron" W. Neuman, born Aug. 23, 1953 in Hillsboro, passed away quietly at his home in Mequon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, after a short but courageous battle with melanoma.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, 110 Division Road, in Thiensville.

Visitation will be held today, Nov. 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church. Visitation will also be held at the church on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral service.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Ron was a graduate of UW-La Crosse with a degree in business administration and earned an MBA degree in accounting from UW-Madison.

He was awarded national honors for his scores on the November 1977 Uniform CPA Examination.

Ron was a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA) for 29 years and a former 17-year member of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI).

He was employed from 1977 to 1984 with the CPA firm of Arthur Young and Company in Milwaukee and joined Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation where he was controller, chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer. Ron was employed by the shoe manufacturer for over 17 years.

For the past four years he has been employed as the CFO for Times Printing Company of Random Lake.

People who knew Ron personally remember him for his insatiable smile and positive attitude.

Those who knew him in business recognized his honesty, integrity and hard work.

Ron was truly one of the "good guys" who was liked, respected and will be missed by all that knew him.

Ron enjoyed golfing, flower gardening and outdoor activities with his family.

Ron is survived by his wife Vickie (Jefferies); son Jeffery; daughter Elizabeth; mother Anita Neuman and father William Neuman (Kayela) of Elroy; stepbrothers Eric, Chip, Tommy and Billy Neuman (all of Elroy); father-in-law Lyle Jefferies; brothers- and sisters-in-law Mary Ann and Kirk Bones of Elroy and Becky and Danny Ott of Wonewoc. Ron is further survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and one nephew.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Mai and Dr. Corey Shamah of Advanced Healthcare, along with each of their staff for helping during this trying time.

The family would also like to thank Dr. Ravi Rao and the staff of Mayo Clinic who provided the various clinical trials to help fight this challenging disease.

The family is hopeful the testing used on Ron will benefit others.

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