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Ronald W. Krohn

November 13, 1941 — April 30, 2024

Madison / Verona

Ronald (Ron) William Krohn, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 30, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Ron was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on November 13, 1941, to Erwin and Clara (Meister) Krohn.  Ron’s love for baseball was instinctive.  He participated in the first sanctioned Little League in Wisconsin, which was organized in Reedsburg in 1950.  At the age of 9, Ron was selected to the Little League All-Star Team.  Continuing into his teenage years, Ron played baseball at Reedsburg High School and the American Legion Team, reaching the State Championship in both.  This earned him a full scholarship at UW-Madison to play baseball, receiving Big Ten Honors and the Badgers MVP in 1963.  The highlight of his career in baseball was him being inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

While Ron loved baseball, his first love was his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Weaver), meeting at The Kollege Klub on UW-Madison’s campus in 1961.   It was love at first “sight”, although Ron tells the story that he did not remember what she looked like when he asked her out, so he had to take one of his buddies along when he picked up Nancy for their first date to “point her out”.   They made their union official on October 26, 1963, and went on to have five children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.   After 45 years working in finance and state administration, Ron retired from the State of Wisconsin in 2007.  

Ron is preceded in death by Erwin and Clara Krohn (parents) of Reedsburg, WI; Charles and Carla Krohn (brother and sister-in-law) of Reedsburg, WI; and Mick Krohn (brother) of Reedsburg, WI; and Andrew Krohn (son) of Cross Plains, WI.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Weaver) Krohn of Verona, WI; four children, Amy (Malcolm) James of London, England; Katherine (Craig) Mayer of Madison, WI; Jennifer Jamison of Minneapolis, MN; and Nicholas (Jamie) Krohn of Madison, WI.  He is also survived by his eight grandchildren – Kaitlin (Mayer) Gibbs, Meghann (James) Llewellyn, Zachary Mayer, Sadie James, Olivia and Charlotte Jamison, and Cameron and Connor Krohn.

A celebration of life open house will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 2pm – 5pm at the Stampl Field Community Park Shelter in Verona, WI where he will be surrounded by baseball fields.  Please come celebrate his legacy, visualize him throwing his last pitch and help us sing one last reprise of Take Me Out To the Ballgame.

As a devout Catholic, services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024, at St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, WI 53717.  Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, with funeral mass beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Services will also be live-streamed on https://www.youtube.com/c/StThomasAquinasChurchMadison/.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorial contributions can be made to Reedsburg Little League of Wisconsin, c/o Cress Funeral Home – Ron Krohn Memorials, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, WI 53705 OR to Agrace Adult Day Care be using the following link:  https://www.agrace.org/donate/

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