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Ronald F. Wise
Ronald F. Wise, age 76 of Albany, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Caring Hands in Brodhead. He was born on April 13, 1941 in Rockford, IL; the son of Floyd and Marjorie (Fosler) Wise. Ronald graduated from Durand High School.

Ronald married Sherrill Calkins on October 24, 1959; he later married Beth Wilde on November 18, 2005.

Ronald worked for John Deere in Durand, Red Welsh Cement, Ron's Repair in Durand and later owned and operated Wish's Bar in Brodhead. He was a member of the Durand Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief, Durand Road Commissioner; and was handyman in every trade.

He is survived by his wife, Beth of Albany, sons, Lester (Jane) Wise of Albany, Paul Wise of New Braunfelsh, TX; sisters, Carol (Curt) Gonfientini of Brodhead, Janet Wise of Durand; grandchildren: Kerry (Paul) Wainwright, Kelly (Shawn) Thompson, Ashley Wise, Alicia (Jay) Huber, Stephanie (Sean) Okeefe, Justin Wise, Corbin Wise, Damien Wise; great-grandchildren: Rylee, Remington, Logan, Colton, Jaden and Landon.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Ronald F. Wise Jr; sister, Joyce Wilsey.

Per Ron's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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