Ronald “Ron” Button, 76, Waupaca, a founding member of the Blackhawk Archery Club in Stevens Point, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
He was born July 17, 1941, in Waupaca, 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.
On Jan. 30, 1982, Ron was joined in marriage to Georjean “Jean” Burant.
He 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 competitive bowler, having bowled at least one 700 series. In his retirement years, he spent time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a three-time Wisconsin State Champion as a competitive horseshoe player. He loved to “tinker” and always had a hammer or screwdriver in his hands. When he wasn’t throwing “ringers,” he also enjoyed playing golf or watching deer on his lane.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Button, Waupaca; two sons, Jeffrey (Beth) Button, Cottage Grove, and Mark (Heike) Button, Elkton, Maryland; a daughter, Deanna Wiczek, Fond du Lac; eight grandchildren, Angela, Jessica, Dustin, Danny, Cara, Brenna, Sam and Thomas; one great-grandson on the way; one brother, Jerry (Bea) Button, Waupaca; one nephew and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, with Fr. Amalraj Roche officiating. Visitation was prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Lind Center Cemetery at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Wisconsin Bowhunting Heritage Foundation Museum in Clintonville, or to the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitchers Association at www.whpahorseshoes.com are appreciated.