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Ronald R. Oechsner of Conover, Wis., died at his home on North Twin Lake on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at age 76.

He was born in LeRoy, Wis. He grew up hunting and fishing at the Horicon Marsh with his dad and brother, Jerry.

Ronn was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1959, and served in Alaska.

He lived and worked in Milwaukee as a painter for 35 years.

Ronn also enjoyed pheasant and waterfowl hunting in North Dakota.

In 1986 when Ronn’s dad died, he moved from Milwaukee to Conover and took care of his aging mother and later, his ailing brother.

Ronn was a great cook, especially enjoyed cooking wild game and fish. Everyone looked forward to his very tasty fish fry when they visited.

Ronn was preceded in death by his dad, Roman F. Oechsner; his mother, Marguerite Oechsner (Wyss); and his dear friend, brother, hunting and fishing partner, Jerry “Gerald” Oechsner, all of Conover.

He is survived by his older sister, Marlene Sheridan of Fallbrook, Calif., and his younger sister, Marynell Oechsner of Powell, Wy.

He also leaves behind three nephews and six nieces, “adopted” son, Tom Baade Jr. “JR” and many hunting, fishing and drinking buddies.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ronn’s honor to the Conover Lions “Take a Kid Fishing,” c/o Roger Jensen, 3791 Highbanks Rd., Conover, WI 54519.

Please join us to celebrate Ronn’s life on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Graveside service to take place at 1 p.m. at Hildegard Cemetery, County Hwy. K East in Conover, with a luncheon to follow at Conover Town Park on Park Circle.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis., is serving the family.

Online condolences can be expressed at


Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:40 PM

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