Ronald F. Loomis, 81
Oct. 25, 1936 — Dec. 25, 2017
Ronald F. “Ron” Loomis, 81, of West Bend, passed away at his home
peacefully on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, after battling multiple health
issues, surrounded by his family.
Ron was born on Oct. 25, 1936, in Waukesha, the son of the late Hubert
and Lorraine (Mueller) Loomis. He moved to Dundee, graduated from
Campbellsport High School, then he enlisted in to the Army and was
stationed in Germany for two years. On Feb. 13, 1960, he was united in
marriage to Vivian Daye at Evangelical United Brethren Church in
Neshkoro. Vivian and Ron then moved to West Bend where they lived
happily for 58 years and had six children who were very important to
Ron was employed by Gehl Company for 41 years where he was a supervisor.
Upon retiring in 1999, Ron and Vivian spent their winters in Lady Lake,
Florida, where he enjoyed his time wood carving and relaxing with many
friends. In the summers Ron and Vivian worked in Eagle River at the
Chain O’ Lake Campground, which they enjoyed a lot while living in the
RV campers. Ron was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in
Ron is survived by his wife, Vivian, of 58 years; five children, Dawn
(Steven) Schreiber of Kimberly, Penny (James) Wunsch of Oregon, Robyn
(Mike) Kulow of Sheboygan, Steve (Megan Gaskey) Loomis of Saukville, and
Scott (Jamie) Loomis of Kenosha; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Michelle
and Brandon Schreiber, Ben, Jesse, Joshua and Gabrielle Wunsch,
Nicholas, Christian and Hailey Loomis and Jason Loomis, Autum and Josh
Gaskey; five great-grandchildren, Payton Schreiber, Jackson, Emily and
Conrad Loomis, Easton Priebe-Schreiber; a brother, Edgar (Janette)
Loomis; a sister, Joanne (Richard) Baker; many nieces, nephews, cousins
and other family members.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son, Randy
Loomis in July 2016.
Funeral services for Ron will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 30,
2017, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 South Fifth Avenue,
in West Bend, with the Rev. Clarissa Martinelli officiating. Ron’s
family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from
10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church
can be made in his name.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home has been entrusted
with Ron’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be
The family would like to thank Dr. Mian for his compassion and care for
all these years and Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice Care. A
special thanks for the nursing staff and doctors at the Hartford ICU for
the great care they provided to Ron.