Ronald William Leary

June 03, 1944 - March 30, 2024


Obituary For Ronald William Leary


Ronald William Leary, age 79, of Verona and Ridgeway passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Ron was born on June 3, 1944, to Dennett E. Leary and Lola M. Blumke in Madison, WI.

Ron grew up in Verona, Wisconsin where he met and married Linda Sharer in 1962. They had a daughter together named Dawn. They were together for 37 years. Ron worked construction where he drove dump and cement trucks playing a crucial role in the Madison area infrastructure.

Ron loved going to auctions and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. In his younger years he bowled and played softball in several competitive leagues. Those close to Ron knew he was an exceptional card player spending many hours playing euchre with family and friends. He was an avid NASCAR, Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan—rarely missing an event.

Ron spent the last 4 months of life at Cedarhurst in Memory Care. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn (Matt) Fischer; grandchildren, Benjamin (Lisa) Fischer, Mackenzie (Mitchell) Rogness, and Andrew Fischer; great-grandchildren, Arya Rogness, Logan and Leah Fischer; sister, Sue Dahlk, and brother Bernie (Darlene) Leary, Linda Leary, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Dennett E. Leary and mother Lola M. Moravec, brother James E. Leary, brother-in-law Clinton P. Dahlk, and sister-in-law Cindy Leary.

Special thanks to 8-SW and Dr. McGowan at St. Mary’s Hospital for the exceptional care in Ron’s final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street, Verona, with Father Scott Emerson officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Dementia Society of America.

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Mass of Christian Burial

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St. Andrew Catholic Church 301 N. Main St. Verona, WI 53593 Get Directions »
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  • April 18, 2024

    I'm so sorry to learn of Ron's passing...just found out today as I was talking to a friend of mine from Ridgeway. I have alot of fond memories of all our Ridgeway friends and especially the Labor Day celebrations! My condolences.. Shirley Everson

  • April 03, 2024

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Ron came in almost every day like clockwork to have coffee with the coffee clutch. We had a lot of fun and laughs and I'll miss him. Dawn Starr

  • April 03, 2024

    I am so sorry to learn of Rons passing..We spent many a Saturday sitting in the back row at Hawleys Auctions, sharing laughs and stories... Now I can only imagine ..if there are Auctions where Ron & my late Husband Ron are...they're both there...bidding and laughing again..


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