Ronald F. Ogrodowski, 83

Ronald F. Ogrodowski, 83, entered into eternal rest on the morning of Jan. 11, 2013. Ron of Prescott, Ariz., died of natural causes.

He was born Sept. 22, 1929, son of Frank Ogrodowski and Mary Konieczka, in Milwaukee.

Ron served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After living in Wisconsin for 68 years, working in sales and raising his family, he moved to Prescott, in his words "the best place on earth," in 1997. He greatly enjoyed his volunteer work with the VA Hospital,

"People Who Care" and the YRMC Hospice, where he was awarded

"Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for 2005," described as being upbeat, loyal and dedicated.

Ron is survived by his three daughters, Therese Hayes (David), Peggy Petersen (Mark), Ann Marie Lonergan (Mark); and one son, John Ogrodowski (Meliessa); nine grandchildren, Nathan Hayes, Jocelyn Schoeneck (Kevin), Briana Jelenc (Chris), Kian, Taig and Shane Lonergan, Riley, Gray and Tylin Ogrodowski; and one great grandchild, Avery Schoeneck.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Jane Jensen; and grandson, Benjamin Hayes.

A Celebration Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fluery Avenue, Prescott. Brunch to be provided by the church at 11 a.m. Following is the committal at 1 p.m. at Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89 North, Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the YRMC Hospice, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

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Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott is assisting the family.