Diederichs, Ronald G.
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Ronald G Diederichs, of Madison, WI, age 72, passed away at his winter home in Palm Springs CA, on December 6, 2012.
Ron was born in Plymouth, WI on June 22, 1940, to Elmer and Doris (Blanke) Diederichs. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1958. He received his BA degree from Lakeland College, Sheboygan WI in 1962 and did graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Ron worked as a teacher and guidance counselor at Sheboygan Falls High School, Random Lake Schools and Cambridge Community Schools all in Wisconsin. Following his education profession, he worked at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Madison, WI as an identification specialist in the Firearms and Toolmark Section for 15 years. He taught at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards bureau as a specialized training coordinator. He also worked at the Rayovac Corporation, Madison, WI, as a process development engineer.
His interests included firearms, antique cars and military vehicles, which he actively pursued until his death.
Ron is survived by one brother Alan Diederichs (Marjorie), San Diego, CA and one sister JoAnn Schoen (Robert), Rochester, MN. He is also survived by nephews Jeff Diederichs, Doug Diederichs, and Adam Schoen, niece Rachel Schoen Fuhrmeister, other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.
Private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to a
in his name.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Dec. 30, 2012