Obituary for Ronald Umnus

Ronald G. Umnus, 75, Colby, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 8, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford. Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam will officiate. The service will be live streamed at will be in the parish cemetery in the Town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County and family members will serve as pallbearers. The visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday at Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, and from 10:00 am until service time on Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Ronald was born on April 23, 1947 in Wausau, to Gerhard and Marie (Sazama) Umnus. He married the love of his life, Sharon L. Junemann on May 1, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford.

As a young man Ron had been employed at Marathon Electric and then as a semi-truck driver for Schneider Transport and Roehl Transport. Lastly, he worked for Milestone Materials until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, (he and Sharon would go on an annual fishing trip to Canada) camping, visiting the casino, UTV riding, reading and spending time with his family. Ron took pride in so many things, loved keeping up a beautiful yard and helping Sharon with flowers and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon, and their children, Shelly (Chris) Neudorf, Rhonda Urlaub, Tina Schultze (Dave Pankratz), Kris (Alan) Lehman and Lee (Megan) Umnus. He is also survived by grandchildren Cassie (Aaron) Paulson, Travis (Kaira) Urlaub, Taylor Knowles, Brooke Schultze, Cade Lehman, Lauren Neudorf, Callie Lehman, Kyle Neudorf, Bryce, Calder and Dalton Umnus and his first great grandchild is on the way. He is further survived by a brother John (Jodene) Umnus and Sharon’s sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne (Dennis) Weis and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gerhard and Marie Umnus and his in-laws Lawrence and Loretta Junemann.

We will remember affectionately dad’s saying – “See you in the moovies.”

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