Ron was born on July 17, 1941 in Waupaca, WI, the son of Daniel and Lucille (Vetter) Button. After graduating from Waupaca High School, he went on to work for UPS as a mechanic for over 33 years until he retired. Ron was an avid archery shooter, and one of the founding members of the Blackhawk Archery Club in Stevens Point. He loved everything archery, shooting many perfect scores and the occasional hole-in-one in Archery Golf. He was a fiercely competitive bowler, having bowled at least one 700 series. In his retirement years, Ron had more time to focus on the other things he enjoyed in life. First and foremost, he loved spending time with his family; whether it was gathering for the annual deer hunt or mixing up his “secret” Old Fashion drink recipe, family was always very important to him. He was an avid outdoorsman and three time Wisconsin State Champion as a competitive horseshoe player. Ron loved to “tinker” and always had a hammer or screwdriver in his hands. When Ron wasn’t throwing “ringers,” he also enjoyed bowling and playing golf, or just sitting in his chair and watching deer on his lane. On Jan. 30, 1982, Ron was joined in marriage to Georjean “Jean” Burant.
Ron is survived by his wife, Jean Button of Waupaca, WI; two sons, Jeffrey (Beth) Button of Cottage Grove, WI, and Mark (Heike) Button of Elkton, MD; a daughter, Deanna Wiczek of Fond du Lac, WI; a brother, Jerry (Bea) Button of Waupaca, WI; grandchildren, Angela, Jessica, Dustin, Danny, Cara, Brenna, Sam, and Thomas; a great-grandson is on its way; a nephew, Mark Lipke; other close relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca beginning at 11 a.m. with Fr. Amalraj Roche officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Lind Center Cemetery at a date to be determined. The Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Wisconsin Bowhunting Heritage Foundation Museum in Clintonville, WI or to the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitchers Association (www.whpahorseshoes.com).