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Ronald L. Michaelis

Ronald L. Michaelis

October 23, 2017

Ronald L. Michaelis, 90, of Bloomer, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at his home while under the care of his family and Heartland Hospice.

He was born January 25, 1927, the son of Lawrence F. and Louise (Recker) Michaelis in Faulkton, SD. As a child, his family moved to New Auburn where he graduated from High School. On June 24, 1950, Ron married Cecilia J. Zwiefelhofer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

Ron was a mechanic at the Bloomer Farmers Union for 27 years prior to owning and operating Michaelis Auto in Bloomer along with his wife. Following his retirement in 1993, Ron could be found fishing at his cabin in Webster. In his earlier years, he was avid snowmobiler. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and pizza on Tuesdays with his son Jeff.

He is survived by his wife, Cecilia of 67 years; Daughter, Carol (William) Buchholtz of Bloomer, son, Jeff (Cindy) Michaelis of Bloomer, Daughter, Cindy (Daniel) Feiten of Bloomer, WI; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maryann Porubsky.

He was preceded in death by his son, Allan; his parents; and brother, Norman.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father Victor Feltes celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be Friday from 11a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Burial will be held at St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery, Bloomer.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


11 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.


1 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

Florist Information

A Secret Garden Floral 715-568-1037 or www.asecretgardeninbloomer.com All flowers should be delivered to the church by 9 a.m. Friday.


  • Bill Baker So sorry to hear this.90 was a good long life.Always liked to stop by the station to see Ron.RIP Ron.My condolences to the Michael's family.
    Bill Baker

    October 25 at 7:20pm

  • Gerald Pecha Ronnie was a gentle, honest and friendly man!

    October 24 at 12:52pm

  • Gloria Mosley Dear Michaelis family,
    Please accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss at this time of pain and grief which this enemy death always brings. I felt the same when this enemy took my entire family and I'd like to share where I found help at that time. I found great comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my family again. I wanted to share this with you when comfort and hope is needed such as now in hopes this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time. Please know that I do share your grief and that you'll feel free to let me know if this helped. Sincerely, GM

    October 24 at 11:02am

  • Mary Eder/Kreye Dear Cecilia and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember his friendly smile and kind ways. May he Rest In Peace in the Lords loving arms.
    Mary and Ken

    October 24 at 10:07AM

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