April 15, 2019
Ronald J. Zwiefelhofer, passed away surrounded by his family on April 15, 2019. He was born on August 11, 1936, to Ludwig and Hildegarde Zwiefelhofer. He married Kathleen Schwartz on June 6, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer and they were blessed with five children. Ronald’s family was the most important part of his life and spending time with them was his greatest happiness.
He loved to travel and took many hunting trips to Wyoming and to the cabin in northern Wisconsin. He enjoyed camping with his family and he and Kathleen took many trips in their motor home with their children and their families. He never missed a grandchild’s sporting event and was an avid Packers and Brewers fan.
Ronald was self-employed his whole career. He was a partner in the Ford implement dealership in Bloomer and later owned RZ Transport, a milk hauling business. He retired at the age of 59, and in retirement he enjoyed driving cars for Nielsen Ford.
He is survived by sons, Brent (Lisa) of Hudson, Brian (Leslie) of Bloomer; daughters, Rhonda (Rodney) Kunsman, Renee (Timothy) Mullen and Richelle (Timothy) Seibel, all of Bloomer; grandchildren, Karl (Michelle) Zwiefelhofer, Grace Zwiefelhofer, Megan (Jordan) LaBlanc, Zachary (Kylee) Zwiefelhofer, Ashley (Joshua) Eder, Nathan (Kayla) Mullen, Travis Mullen, and Aliya, Emma and Isabella Seibel; great-grandchildren, Paige LaBlanc, Nadia, Nolan and Ayven Eder, and Maya Mullen; sisters, Alice Karr and Joann Derks; sister-in-law, Kathleen Zwiefelhofer; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; parents, Ludwig and Hildegarde; brothers, Wilbert, Ervin and Leon; and sisters, Verena, Alvira, Bernice, Marcella and Erma.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Fr. Victor Feltes celebrating. Burial will follow Mass at St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. There will be no visitation Wednesday.Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.
Tuesday, April 23, from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer. Note there will be no visitation prior to mass at church Wednesday.
11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at St Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer.
A Secret Garden Floral in Bloomer (715) 568-1037 All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.
KRISTI A RICHARDSON (Oldenberg) So sorry about Ron. I remember him so well.
April 19 at 7:32pm
Jerry Shafer My deepest sympathy to the family of Ronnie. Sorry,because of a previous commitment I will not be able to attend showing or service. You all will be in my thoughts.
April 19 at 6:48pm
Sharon Winfield Oh girls( and boys) so sorry to hear. I know how much you loved your parents and how much they loved you. I remember them dearly- and know how much you will miss them. You are so very lucky for all the wonderful memories you had with them- as you were all so very close. Hugs to you all- I know exactly how you feel . Thinking of you!
April 19 at 6:47pm
Margo Heidt Loving and caring thoughts are being sent to you
April 17 at 9:18PM
Mary Eder Kreye To all of Ronnies children,
You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your dad. I have so many great memories of your mom and dad, and always admired them so much. May he rest peacefully in the Lords loving arms.
Ken and Mary Eder Kreye
April 16 at 12:29PM