Ronald F. Larson Sr.

Ronald F. Larson Sr., age 83, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the United in Christ Lutheran Church in Dellwood, Wisconsin.   Rev. T. Christian Nelson will officiate.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at United in Christ Lutheran Church.  Military honors will be given by the Adams County Honor Guard.

Interment will be at the Quincy Cemetery, Town of Quincy, Adams County, Wisconsin at a later date.

Ronald was born October 26, 1929 in Rockford, Illinois to Ruben Frank and Elna M. (Carlson) Larson.   He served in the Army during the Korean War.  Ronald married Ellen Ann Stieg on November 27, 1953 in Rockford, Illinois.

He was part owner of Main Automotive Supply and By Pass Automotive Supply both of Rockford, IL.  He and Ellen then moved to their retirement home in Quincy Township following his retirement in 1991.  Ronald worked as a railroad transporter and later at Car-Quest during his time here in Adams County.

Ronald was very active with the boy’s baseball program in Rockford, from coaching, sponsoring, and was on the board of directors of the Roy Gayle Baseball League.

Ronald enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and bowling.  He was a member of Automotive Wholesalers of Illinois, V.F.W., American Legion, and Moose Club.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Elna Larson; sister, Donna Lee Olson-Klint; brother, Gerald Roger Larson; and grandson, PFC Ryan Jeffrey Larson.

Wife:  Ellen Larson of Friendship, Wisconsin
Son:  Ronald Frank (Shelley) Larson Jr. of Rockford, Illinois
Son:  Russell Alan Larson of Rockford, Illinois
Son:  Ritchie John Larson of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter:  RaeAnn Ellen Larson of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter:  Rebecca Ann Larson of Rockford, Illinois
Further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Meri Morgan says:

    Ellen and RaeAnn, so sorry to hear of your loss. Meri, Stephen, Hannah and Seth.

  2. Peter Hickethier says:

    I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing…I have many fond memories of his days here at CarQuest. We always enjoyed hearing him tell stories about his fishing trips and travels with Ellen. Ron was a kind and gentle man who will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ellen.

  3. John Burns says:

    Ellen and family:
    I wish to convey condolences and prayers from Rockford Illinois. The photo in the obit is a good likeness & caught Ron’s spirit & sparkle, and reminded of experiencing and enjoying life with the “hooley-gooley” group.
    John Burns

  4. David & Cathy (Carter) Cyrs says:

    Ellen and family,
    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I was just telling my husband about the many happy Christmas Days during my childhood spent in your home. One of our family’s favorite holiday stories was one Christmas Eve at our house when RaeAnn was convinced she knew my Dad was ‘playing’ Santa. She didn’t let Dad out of her sight. That year Craig played Santa, and when he walked down the stairs, the look on RaeAnn’s face, as she glanced from Dad to Santa was priceless. I will always cherish those holiday memories made at your home, full of relatives, Glog and swedish ham.
    Dave & Cathy

  5. Nick Rhinehart says:

    Grandma Larson, I am sorry for your loss

  6. Dan & Michelle Miller says:

    Ellen and family,

    So sorry to hear about Ronnie. We were remembering what a nice man he was. Dolores thought so much of him.

    Wishing you all peace and wonderful memoirs.

    Dan& Michelle

  7. Pat (Okeson) Volkert says:

    Ellen & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  8. Jim & Helene Parker says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time,
    Dana’s parents

  9. Lizz & Ken Flory says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and Ron will always be with you. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.



  11. Peggy Henriksen and Loren Lecy says:

    May God, Family and Friends comfort you during this difficult time