Ronald Orndorff, 80
Aug. 27, 1935 — Nov. 27, 2015

Ronald Dean Orndorff, “Big O,” of Mequon, died unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2015, at the age of 80. Ron was born on Aug. 27, 1935, in New London, Iowa to his parents, Mark and Marie Orndorff.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois June Orndorff (Hultquist) and their four children, Dianne Dimond (Brad), Susan Gordon (Andrew), David and Scott (Trish); eight grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, Matthew, Allison, Hannah, Samuel, Abigail and Alex; and Ron’s sisters, Shirley Lange and Donna. Ron graduated from Beloit College in 1957 with a degree in economics. He later married his college sweetheart, Lois Hultquist. After moving from Elmhurst, Ill. to Mequon, Ron worked for and became president of M& I First National Leasing of Milwaukee, where he worked for 30 years.

Ron was a devoted husband, father and dedicated member of the church.

Ron was an exceptionally positive man, who always had a life’s lesson to teach or a story to tell. He made tremendous efforts to stay in contact with and visit his family, relatives and friends. Ron loved to drive, golf and spend time with his grandchildren, who he was so proud of. He enjoyed spending time with his family at their cottage in Michigan. There was never too much time that would pass before the next cribbage game would be played.

A memorial service to celebrate Ron’s life is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road (corner of N. Green Bay Rd. & W. Highland Rd.), Mequon.
Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Beloit College or the Blue Coat Foundation Inc.

The family is assisted by Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, 241-8085, www.schmidtandbartelt.com.