Celebrating the life of Ronald Leroy Hilty
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Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow the visitation at Grove Hill Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Appel of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Morrison, officiating. A memorial has been established to Morrison High School Athletic Department (Please make checks payable to LuAnn Wieneke).
Ron was born January 25, 1934, in Apollo, PA, to James M. and Mary Ellen (Shriver) Hilty. He attended Apollo grade schools and was a graduate of Apollo High School. After graduation, he served an apprenticeship program with General Electric. Ron married Virginia Rae Stralow on July 14, 1957, in Morrison. She died September 22, 1995. Ron, along with his wife, ran the skating rink in Morrison for over 20 years until the Coliseum was torn down. He also worked for General Electric in Morrison for over 30 years, retiring in June 1991. Ron was a member of the Morrison Country Club and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Chain Gang for over 43 years. He officiated at boys and girls high school basketball for over 20 years, and Little League baseball for over 5 years. Ron was inducted into the Morrison High School Hall of Fame as a Friend of Morrison Athletics in 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, LuAnn (Terry) Wieneke of Morrison and Lori (Rod) Everett of Mukwonago, WI; one son, David (Carleen) Hilty of Mokena, IL; seven grandchildren, Ashlyn Wieneke and Jessica (Brett) Mengler; Erin and Benjamin Everett; Connor, Jacob, and Ryan Hilty; four brothers, George (Josephine) Hilty, James (Magdalene) Hilty, Carl Hilty, and Dennis (Deborah) Hilty.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; one sister, Margaret “Peg” Martin; and five brothers, John, Richard, Harold, Ralph, and Leland Hilty.
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