Ronald H. Krenz

Ronald H. Krenz, 81, of Waupun, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Christian Homestead in Waupun due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ron was born April 6, 1937 in Manchester the son of Harold and Esther Dickman Krenz.  Ron attended Manchester schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955 and served in Korea. Ron was employed at National Rivet and Carnation Company before he became self-employed as Ron Krenz General Contractor, building and remodeling many homes in Waupun and the surrounding areas. Ron was a member of First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, Waupun VFW Post 6709, and the Rock River Country Club. Ron loved all outdoor activities and was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Packers, and the Brewers.  After retirement he enjoyed making crafts.

Ron will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 31 years, Joyce; four children: Ted (Brenda) Krenz of Waupun, Sherry (Dick) Thurk of Waupun; Tim (Teresa) Krenz of Fond du Lac, and Carrie (Jarlin) Hackett of Rosendale; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; siblings:  Joyce Krueger, Robert (Jan) Krenz, Sandy (Wayne) Kieck, Irene (Raymond) Phillips, Howard (Cynthia) Krenz, and Edward (Jenny) Krenz; sister-in-law Lynn Krenz; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gloria (Dr. Paul) Mayer, Robert (Coleen) Boltz and Glenn Boltz; a special mention to his goddaughter, Sue Meyer; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Scott; brother-in-law, DuWayne (Koog) Krueger; and parents-in-law Lawrence and Esther Boltz.

Funeral services for Ronald Krenz will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Dennis Overlien officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Also a special thank you to all the staff at Christian Homestead and hospice for the care and compassion for the past year.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.