Ronald T. Alger

Ronald T. “Ron” Alger, age 82, of Hilbert, died on Monday, November 25, 2019 at his beloved cabin in the Town of Emery, Wisconsin.  He was born April 25, 1937 in Little Chute, son of the late Earl Albert & Josephine C. (Van Hulst) Alger.  

Ron proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1957, and following his honorable discharge, Ron worked at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein and Aluminum Specialty in Chilton.  He married Dorothy Ecker on June 6, 1959 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kloten and the couple farmed together in the Town of Stockbridge.  He had also worked with Tom Head, helping to build houses and in his retirement, kept his hands busy assisting the Ecker Brother’s Farm where he could lighten a burden. 

Ron cherished every moment he could in the great outdoors hunting and fishing.  He especially loved time spent at his cabin every chance he could.  In recent years, Ron also found the quiet patience he experienced hunting and fishing while building puzzles between the time that hunting ended and the waterways of Wisconsin finally froze over to go back out ice fishing.  

Survivors include his wife: Dorothy; his son: Ronald (Linda) Alger; a daughter-in-law: Cindy (Earl) Cornelius; 4 grandchildren: Charissa (Brian) Breit, Cassie (Josh) Mogenson, Sarah Alger, Ryan Alger and his fiancee Brooke; 4 great grandchildren: Emma Hegner, Madelynn & Blake Breit and another to be arriving soon; and a sister: Carol Elmergreen.  He is further survived by siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Dave Alger; and 8 of his siblings.  

Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019.  

Ron’s family would like to extend a warm ‘Thank You’ to Alyce Jean & Tom Head for all of the help and care that they’ve given to Ron & Dorothy over the years.