Ronald J. Strebe

Ronald James Strebe, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018, in Appleton. Born on Dec. 7, 1944, in Marshfield, he is the son of the late Clyde L. and Bernice A. (Pacourek) Strebe. On Sept. 24, 1966, Ronald was united in marriage to Jeanne M. Hansen at St. John Church in Marshfield. The couple lived in Iowa for 32 years, traveling to their cabin on Shawano Lake often and officially making Shawano their home in 2004. Ron was a certified orthotist and owned and operated Strebes Orthopedics in both Iowa and Shawano. In 2012, he bought the Red River Tavern and enjoyed visiting with his patrons as well as his friends at the area taverns. He was a member of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, the Red River Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed fishing trips in Shawano as well as to Canada and many other resorts in Wisconsin.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his daughter, Jenny Lou (Dan) Hamilton, of Shawnee, Kansas; grandsons, Jayson (Alyssa) Hamilton and Chase (Madison) Hamilton, both of Shawnee, Kansas; three brothers, Dale (Janice) Strebe, of Marshfield, James Strebe, of Stevens Point, and Galen (Shannon) Strebe, of Madison. He is further survived by his in-laws, Audrey Voight of International Falls, Minnesota, Sue (Jim) Raredon Wetmore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and David (Barb) Hansen of Sheboygan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Duane, Allen, Russell and Gerald; two sisters, Marlene and Virginia; and his brother-in-law, Al Voight.

Memorial services for Ron will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Blake Blakesley officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service.