Ronald R. Casadont
Ronald R. Casadont, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on September 17, 2013 in Sturgeon Bay. He was born August 16, 1931, in Nickerson, MN to Lawrence and Myrtle (Wahlquist) Casadont. On June 8, 1957, he married Julie Bolin in Grand Rapids, MN.
Ron graduated from the University of Minnesota at Duluth in 1953, and was a member of the football team. Ron then taught school at Wrenshall and Barnum, MN before coming to Sturgeon Bay in 1964. He taught history, physical education and was the Athletic Director at Sturgeon Bay High School for many years, retiring in 1990. During his tenure at Sturgeon Bay, he was head football coach, baseball coach, girls basketball coach and guided the ski team to a state championship. In 1989, he was WIAA Athletic Director of the Year.
Ron was very active in the community during his life. He served on the Sturgeon Bay Park and Recreation Board and was active in the Old-timers Softball League for many years. Ron was also Past President of the Door-Kewaunee County Retired Teachers, the Sturgeon Bay Lions Club and the Board of Trustees of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling, watching sports on television and bicycling around the county.
Survivors include his wife, Julie; five children and six grandchildren, Karen and Tony Gosser, and their son, Matt, Sturgeon Bay; Steve and Lou Casadont, and their daughter, Winter, Athens, GA; Paul and Gloria Casadont, and their children, Tatiana and Marco, Danville, CA; Jeff and Marsha Casadont, San Diego, CA; Jon and Jeanne Casadont, and their daughters, Catherine and Agnes, Kenosha; a sister, Catheryn Tuttle, Beloit. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and four sisters.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff who cared for Ron at the Ministry Door County Medical Center.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013, at the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay, the Rev. Joe Mitchell officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 12 noon until time of services.
Published in Door County Advocate from Sept. 18 to Sept. 21, 2013