Ronald Charles Mawby, 85, of Altoona, WI, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at home.
He was born April 17, 1931, in Eau Claire, WI, to the parents of Charles W. Mawby and Luella (Belden) Mawby. Ron attended school in the Eau Claire area. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1952. He served in Japan in Occupational Duty with the 24th Infantry Division. Ronald received many awards including the Japanese Occupation Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Korean Campaign Ribbon. For thirty-three years Ronald worked at Uniroyal Goodrich tire plant in Eau Claire, eventually retiring in 1986. He enjoyed spending time with his co-workers at the Elbow room. Ronald was a lifetime member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 305 Eau Claire, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Post 20 Chippewa Falls, and Purple Hearts Post 550 Eau Claire. He was always proud to serve his country.
Ronald was an avid deer hunter. He enjoyed going to the farm and hunting with his boys and family. Even if he never got a deer, he said it was about the camaraderie. He loved to watch and feed the deer. He also loved cheering on the Brewers and Packers, and also loved gambling on the games and at casinos. Ron also loved to watch and feed the deer.
Ronald is survived by his good friend and love of his life Betty J. Mason; two sons Jeffrey (Judy) Mawby and Charles (Kim Hoover) Mawby; and three daughters Gayle Neibauer, Ronda (Walden) Hodges, and Deborah (Pete) Owen. Ronald was also survived by six grandchildren: Jamie Ruscin, Christine (Brent) Gerber, Michael (Sandy) Ruscin, Kevin Prochnow, Kelli (Jeff) Corbin, and Lyndsey (Dale) Killian, and many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce I. Hadt and step brother Lynn R. Mawby.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona, with Pastor David Irgens officiating. Burial to take place at the Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the funeral chapel.
Ron always appreciated all the help his good neighbors Bill & Roxy gave him over the years.
Ron: This is not where it ends. We’ll be together again. Love, Betty.
Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.stokesprockandmundt.com.