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Ronald D Petrowski

June 15, 1942 — November 22, 2022

Wausau

 

Ronald D. Petrowski, age 80, of Wausau passed away unexpectedly at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Ron was bon on June 15, 1942 in Wausau to the late Wallace and Martha (Pepowski) Petrowski.  He graduated from Wausau Newman High School in 1960 and went on to serve his country honorably in the US Army.  He was stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis from 1961-1963.  Upon his return from the service, he started work with his dad at Wally’s Welding.  In 1968 he bought and took over ownership of the shop until 1990.  He then went to work for Butterfield/Stainless Specialist until his retirement in 2008.He enjoyed his job and all the people he worked with throughout the years.  He married the love of his life, Patricia Behr, on May 14, 1966.  Together, they enjoyed motorcycle trips on their Harley to such places as Canada, Alaska and California.  Over the years, the motorcycle club turned into the Geezer Breakfast – a group of friends who would get together for breakfast every Thursday.  Ron also enjoyed deer hunting at the cabin in Manitowish Waters.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had something smart to say.  He was also an avid reader.  Ron was a member of The Pistol Club, The American Legion and Holy Name Catholic Church. 

Ron is survived by his wife, Patty Petrowski, son Ken Petrowski, granddaughter Regina (Nicholas Fahy) Petrowski, and siblings Virginia Siewert and Carol Marcell. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Norm and brothers-in-law Les Siewert and Chuck Marcell. 

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  The Rev. Samuel Martin will officiate.  Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Thursday.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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