Ronald Milton
1936 - 2019
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Ronald Milton

Eldorado - Ronald "Ron" D. Milton

One of the best men in the world passed away on April 20, 2019. He was surrounded by his beloved family with his wife holding one hand and his sister holding the other.

Ron was born on May 29, 1936 to Ashley and Pearl Milton. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc. He was a man of accomplishments. He joined the Marine Corps and proudly served his country. Once he returned to civilian life, he met the love of his life, Charlotte Stedl and married her July 8, 1961. He continued his education and earned a bachelor's degree at UW Stevens Point, a master's degree at University Northern Michigan and a Specialist degree at UW Milwaukee. He was employed at the Rosendale Brandon School District for 40 years. He started as a teacher, advanced to Elementary and Middle School principal and eventually took the role of District Superintendent.

Ron cared about all people and he was a man that touched many lives. He had an extraordinary sense of humor and was a master practical joker. He lived his life true to himself. Integrity was everything to him and everything he did reflected this. Ron loved hunting and the outdoors. One of his true passions was raising beagles and competing in field trials with them. He had many dogs accomplish Field Champion through the years. He was active in the Marine Corps League and enjoyed spending time with his comrades and their Tuesday Marine Corps. breakfast at Faro's. He was also a charter member of the Rosendale Lions and a member of the United Church of Christ of Rosendale. He had a great love for his Rottweiler dog, Max.

Above all, Ron was a family man. He was an amazing and supportive husband and father, grandfather and great grandfather and brother. He always kept a smile on everyone's face and could come up with the funniest stuff. He was a quiet man, he was a great listener and very wise. We will profoundly miss talking with him and getting his advice on all matters.

Ron is survived by his wife Charlotte, his children: Kelly (Bill) Stelsel, Kathie (Charles) Sutton and Tom (Connie) Milton; his grandchildren: Cody Schraa, William Stelsel, Shae (Dustin) Salinas, Cheyenne (Erik) Olson, Lyndsey Baumann, Madeline Milton and Ben Milton, Jessica (Kevin) Boon, Brett Wilke and Justin Wilke. His great grandchildern, Oliver, Lili, Silvia and Grady, his sister, Janet Nickel of Fargo, ND, brother in laws: Walter Stedl, William (Irene) Stedl and Jack Kotche. He had many nieces and nephews that he loved who loved him back.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father in law, Walter and Delores Stedl and brother and sister in laws: Harvey and Carolyn Maurer, Judy Kotche, Curt Nickel and James Stedl.

VISITATION: Friends may call on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.

FUNERAL: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Wesley Wassell officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment will be in Rosendale Cemetery at a later date.

Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, 920-921-4420

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Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Apr. 23, 2019.
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May 3, 2019
Ron was the nicest person I have ever met. He and my father, Robert Leitner (also a Marine) were the BEST of friends and both raised, trained and showed beagles. I cannot believe he is gone. Now he and my father are together sharing hunting stories. God Bless
John Leitner
Beaver Dam
April 28, 2019
He was my principal, back in the day. I always thought he looked like the actor on Hawaii 5-O. He was respected by the students, and the world needs more principals like him.
April 27, 2019
Mr Milton was a great principal one of my all time best Dr. R
Ronald Ronson
April 25, 2019
My condolences to the Milton family. I hope you find peace and comfort during this hard time. Rest in peace Ron.
Troy Tuschel
April 25, 2019
My condolences to the Milton family. I hope you find comfort and peace during this hard time. God bless Ron and the Milton family rest in peace Ron.
Troy Tuschel
April 25, 2019
Troy tuschel
April 24, 2019
I will miss his candor and strengthening guidance. Character is what counts most, and I will never forget his smile as he gave me advice.
anonymous anonymous
April 24, 2019
Charlotte, Kelly, Kathy, and Tom-Ron was a special person to my late husband Terry and me. He befriended us many times throughout our many years teaching in Rosendale and upon Terry' death.
Ron's legacy will continue.
Linda Kennedy Clarey
April 24, 2019
Charlotte, we aere good friends years ago. I 'm sorry about Ron. Marlene Potratz
April 24, 2019
So sorry to hear this news. He was one of the good guys. I remember him as a fair and reliable administrator in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. He was the first administrator I worked with as a new teacher there.
Christy Brooks Buxman
April 24, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this. A great neighbor and school principal. Rest in peace.

Sheri (Wustrack) Bodoh
Sheri Bodoh
April 24, 2019
Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to to Ron's family. God is with you during this time of loss. Remember the happy times you shared.
Lenny & Louise Guenzel, Rosendale,WI
April 24, 2019
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April 23, 2019
Yes, we did lose a great man. We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Char, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always!
Joan & John Brown
April 23, 2019
I have fond memories of Mr. Milton. Principal, bowler,caroler, great guy. Some people you meet and never forget, Ron was one of those guys. Rest
in Peace. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Paul Shafer
April 23, 2019
Mr. Milton was my elementary and middle school principal. There was 1 time that I was called to the principal's office. He spoke very clearly and fair with me about my choice. I remember feeling to this day, that I let a father figure down. He was approachable and kind and you did not want to disappoint him. Thank you Mr. Milton!
Celesta Griffiths
April 23, 2019
Rest in Peace
Jim (Spike) & Jeanne Zahn
April 23, 2019
I will always remember the Over 30 Softball Tournaments. Ron was a friend. Our sympathy to his family.
Jim (Spike) & Jeanne Zahn
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