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Maj. Ronald "Ron" S. Radunzel, Retd.

May 11, 1948 — July 18, 2023

Madison

Maj. Ronald "Ron" S. Radunzel, Retd.

 

Madison - Maj. Ronald “Ron” S. Radunzel, Retd., age 75, died on July 18th at his home.

 

Ron was born on May 11, 1948 in Chippewa Falls, to Stanley and Lorraine Radunzel.  He was united in marriage to Marie Radunzel, nee Altman, on August 7, 1971.  He retired as a Major after 20 years of service in the United States Army.    Ron was very proud of his service to his nation.  He was a Green Beret; his last command was the 1st Special Forces Group.  After retiring, he moved to Madison in 1990.

 

Coming from a scouting family, Ron was a lifelong member of Boy Scouts.  Most recently he served as the Scout master of Troop 104 for 19 years.  Ron was proud to mentor young men through scouting.  He was honored that his three children and granddaughter Victoria followed in his footsteps into scouting.

 

Ron was a voracious reader who also enjoyed cooking.  He had a great singing voice and loved to sing at Midvale Church.  Most importantly, he loved his family.

 

He is survived by his wife, Marie; children Ronald “Ron” Radunzel Jr. (Rachel Rasmussen) of Sun Prairie, Elizabeth Radunzel (Charles Collins) of DeForest, and Robert (Ashley) Radunzel of Mount Horeb;  and granddaughters Victoria Collins and Gwendolyn Radunzel.  He is further survived by siblings Dennis (Connie) Radunzel, Kathleen Schroeder, Gerald (Justine) Radunzel, Roxanne Radunzel, and a sister-in-law Stephanie Radunzel.  He had many nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Isabel Collins; a brother, Thomas Radunzel; and his parents Stan and Lorraine Radunzel.

 

Visitation is from 4-7pm on Wednesday July 26th at Cress Funeral Home 6021 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday July 27th with a visitation at 10 am at Midvale Community Lutheran Church 4329 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Midvale Community Lutheran Church or Boy Scout Troop 104 in his honor.  The family would like to thank Nurse Abby from SSM Hospice for her kindness and support.

 

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Mission Complete.  Going Home.

 

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison - Far West

6021 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705

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Visitation

Thursday, July 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Midvale Community Lutheran Church

4329 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Midvale Community Lutheran Church

4329 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711

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