Ronald "Ronnie" W. Hardell, 85, lifelong resident of Wausau, died Saturday, May 13, 2023, at his residence under the care of Interim Hospice.
Ronald was born on June 15, 1937, in Wausau, to the late Wilbert and Agnes (Baneck) Hardell. In his younger years, Ronnie lived on a farm. In 1979, he married Gertrude F. Berger at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where he was a member and also ushered for a number of years. She preceded him in death on February 3, 1986. He worked in home construction for Wausau Homes for 22 years and at Kolbe Brothers Lumber Company for 12 years. Ron also delivered papers for the Wausau Daily Herald. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing and dancing.
Survivors include his brother, Vern Hardell and sister, Phyllis Peterson both of Wausau. He is further survived by his niece and caregiver, Lisa Peterson of Wausau. Ronnie is preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Elaine Hardell, sister-in-law, Dawn and brother-in-law, Robert.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 22, 2023 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Pastor Christopher Ewan officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Our family wishes to thank Interim Hospice, Dr. Jaren Thomas, Dr. Jason Wilson and the Wausau Fire Department for all their help and compassion.