Ronald B. Cohen
Ronald Benjamin Cohen, age
78, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Hospice Home of Hope with his
daughter Christine at his side along with family and friends. He was born in
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on March 7, 1941, the son of Sam and Alvina Wolf-Cohen.
Ron and his father operated
Ronnie’s fruit market 1958 to 1962, then in 1967 he and his wife Maureen opened
Quik Shop Foods in Fond du Lac. In 1980 he built Roll’ n Hill Roller-skating
rink where he owned and operated the rink the rest of his life. Ron and his
wife Maureen created a safe and fun place for many youth in the community. He
was also a golden gloves boxer in his youth and won many bouts.
On February 11, 1961 he
married Maureen L Bertram at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg.
He was a member of many
organizations: Evening Optimist Club, Elk’s Club, Fond du Lac Yacht Club,
Roller Skating Association, Model A Club, Fond de Vintage Auto, Model A Ford
Club, and the National Viper Club. He enjoyed driving his cherry red viper
everywhere. He also enjoyed flying his Cessna 172 airplane around the country,
for multiple decades. Per his quote, he also enjoyed television!! Ron was a very sweet and kind hearted man and
was very civic minded.
He is survived by his
daughter Christine Cohen-Trickel, her husband William, and their dog Trooper,
as well as his brother-in-law Remer Hutchinson. And his other daughter
Christine Drew (Schwalbe).
He was preceded in death by
wife Maureen Cohen, his parents, and his nephew Remer Bertram Hutchinson
(Bert), and his sister-in-law Dr. Elaine Hutchinson. Also, his brother Larry
Cohen, Melvin Cohen, sister Clarice Foreyt, and his uncle Forrest Wolf.
In lieu of flowers, a
memorial fund has been setup for The Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club Foundation.
P.O. Box 1422, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1422.
Per his wishes, Ronnie will
be cremated. We want to extend a welcome to all of Ronnie’s family and friends
for a celebration of life at 4:00, on Wednesday September 25th at Spectrum
Roller skating rink.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420