Ronald "Ron" C. Andreas, age 70 of West Bend passed away peacefully at Froedtert Hospital after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and Dementia on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Ron was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin. His parents were Carl and Florence (Siewert) Andreas. On August 14, 1993 he was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Sherry White, in Wausau.
Throughout his life Ron enjoyed riding motorcycles, mopeds and anything that had a motor and wheels. Some highlights in his life were motorcycle trips with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and spending time with his friends and family. Later in his life he enjoyed satisfying his sweet tooth. Ron had a gift to make friends with anyone from a small child to a 90 year old. Maybe it was his quirky sense of humor. In any case, his many friends, family and co-workers will miss him dearly.
Ron drove truck and big boy toys for many years for Volkmann Railroads Builders and later for Dynamic Tool where he retired in May of 2013.
Ron is survived by his devoted wife Sherry who was his sole caregiver for thirteen years. He is further survived by his son Bradley (Leighann Bort) of Richfield, his much-adored grandson Chase and one sister Carol Hoops of Wausau. He is further survived by many in-laws and family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters Gloria and Debra Andreas and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marcie and Glenn White, and brother-in-law, Jim Hoops.
Sherry would like to extend her deepest gratitude to the many West Bend Fire & Rescue, and Police members who have provided their assistance over the 2 ½ years they've lived in West Bend. She would also like to send out a huge thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at the West Bend Froedtert Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 4 PM - 7 PM at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Visitation will also be held prior to the funeral service on Friday, February 17th from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the funeral home with service commencing at 12:30 PM. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park at 2 PM on Friday, February 17th. Livestreaming of the funeral will be available for those not able to attend at www.Helke.com. Memorial contributions in Ron's memory may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or online at www.michaeljfox.org.