Whiting, Ronald "Ron" C.
Ronald "Ron" C. Whiting, 73, Oconto Falls, formerly Stiles, died suddenly Wednesday morning, November 28, 2012. He was born May 26, 1939 in the Town of Oconto to Lloyd and Gertrude (Spice) Whiting. As a little boy, Ron moved with his family to the Town of Stiles and attended two rural one room schools. While attending Lena High School, he helped to run the family farm as well as helping out many neighboring farmers.
On December 3, 1960 he married Luella Farrar at the Oconto United Methodist Church. The couple lived in the Town of Stiles for most of their married lives where Ron worked as a milk hauler and cheese maker at Elmwood Cheese Factory for many years. He was also employed as a Town of Stiles road and maintenance worker for 20 years. The couple moved to the city of Oconto Falls just a few years ago where they attended the Oconto Falls Untied Methodist Church. Ron will be fondly remembered for his big heart, good sense of humor, telling an interesting story and his life revolving around his family and close friends.
Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Luella Whiting, Oconto Falls; their two daughters, Penny (James "Stew") Stewart, Germantown; Tammy (James Sr.) Naliborski, Oconto Falls; six grandchildren, James Jr. "Michael" and Danielle Stewart; twins Jessica and Jami Minten, Cassey and James Naliborski Jr.; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jerry Whiting, a special nephew Perry Whiting, and his in-laws, Edgar and Marjorie (Holmes) Farrar-Tarello-Hansen.
Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Friday, November 30, 2012 (TODAY) at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 10am Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church until the time of service. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday at the church with Pastor Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will follow in the Town of Stiles Cemetery.
The Whiting family would like to thank Dr. Keith Elkins and Sharpe Care, Ltd. for the fine care and many considerations shown Ron and his family while he was rehabbing with them.