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Ronald Dwight Dubel
Ronald Dwight Dubel

Ronald Dwight Dubel, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020, from respiratory complications worsened by contracting COVID-19, knowing he was ready to go home with the Lord.  Ronald was born on April 4, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Walter Dubel and Ila Bass Adams. He worked as a laminator operator for Kelly-Springfield/Goodyear Tire Company in Freeport, IL where he retired after 32 years. Shortly after retirement in 1999, Ronald, along with his wife and two daughters moved to Lancaster, WI, and then moved to Appleton, WI in 2017.

After retiring, he enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and biking with his family. He planned many family trips around the Midwest where he and his family could experience the same hobbies, while venturing out to admire the scenic views. He would later discover a new hobby of woodworking, which motivated him to remodel his basement into his own wood craft workshop. This gave him the opportunity to plan and create intricately designed cutting boards, jewelry boxes, and many other trinkets. Furthermore, he spent some time doing research on his computer, as well as in book stores, to find inspiration for his wood crafting plans and to search for the best materials to allow his ideas to come to life. After compiling several completed crafts in his workshop, he decided to share and sell his carefully crafted treasures to his family, people he knew, or to those who became interested in his wares.

Almost every morning you could find Ron sharing coffee with his friends at his local café, and soon after would return home where he often spent his time working on his wooden crafts. He took pleasure in cooking, baking, and grilling, and took the time to look for new recipes to prepare. Ron made plenty of traditional and non-traditional dishes that he and his family enjoyed together, and he always cherished the time he had catching up with his loved ones over home-cooked meals.

Ron was a family man who was devoted to his Catholic faith and beliefs. He attended mass, took the time to pray the rosary, the divine mercy, read his bible and reflected on His scripture. He was a loving and compassionate husband, father, grand and great grandfather. Ron was incredibly supportive of his family and gave so much useful and memorable life advice. He manifested his faith by putting his trust in God and passing His eternal wisdom to the people he loved the most.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 32 years, Julieta Pating Perez Dubel; two daughters Justine Dubel and Julianne Eichsteadt (Zachary Eichsteadt); two sons Daniel Dubel and Timothy Dubel (Charlote Dubel); grandchildren Brittany Dubel, Donald Dubel (Laurel Fashing Dubel), Casie Dubel Goke (Matthew Goke), Amber Lyne; great grandchildren Adrien, Isabelle and Bentley Linicum.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Dubel and Ila Bass Adams, and brother, Jim Dubel.

Memorial services are to be announced at a later date due to Covid-19.

The Dubel family would like to sincerely thank all of our family and friends for their love and support through this difficult time. An extended heartfelt appreciation for their care in a time of need goes to the exceptional service the medical staff at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton. Their efforts and care brought genuine comfort to our family.