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Ronald L. Ostrowski, 69, Birnamwood, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at his home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice Services, Antigo.
He was born on December 23, 1942 in the town of Reid, Marathon County, the son the late Peter and Mathilda (Letarski) Ostrowski.
Ron and his longtime friend and business partner, Clarence Timm, owned and operated the former Midway Bar in Birnamwood for 25 years. They later owned and operated the "76" gas station in Birnamwood for 10 years and also owned R'Place Supper Club in Eland for 12 years. Ron enjoyed going to the casino, traveling, going out to eat and showing antique cars. He was a fun-loving person and enjoyed being with people.
Survivors include by his loving dog, Midnight; two sisters, Esther (Wallace) Brzezinski, Ringle and Joyce (Jerry) Gagas, Scandinavia and one brother, Robert Ostrowski, Kailua, Hawaii. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his longtime companion of 50 years, Clarence Timm, two sisters; Doris Szutkowski and Anna Mae Ostrowski, in infancy and three brothers; Daniel Ostrowski, David Ostrowski and Edward Ostrowski, in infancy.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Rev. Anthony Ibekwe will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10am until the time of services at the funeral home. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to LeRoyer Hospcie would be appreciate. A special thank you to a dear friend, Sharon Voss, for all of her assistance and loving care.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home
445 Main Street Birnamwood, WI 54414
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Oct. 6, 2012