Ronald Leroy Swope, 75 of Stanley, passed away Sunday
peacefully at home with his loving family by his side in the same
home he was born in. He was born on August 28, 1942 to the late
Kenneth and Betty (Krueger) Swope. Ron grew up south of
Stanley and 58 years ago on January 2, 1960 was united in
marriage to Cynthia Hendrickson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church-
Stanley.
During his lifetime Ron was self-employed, worked for Presto and
was a Union Ironworker Local #383. He was a jack of all trades,
being able to fix or build whatever the task was and he enjoyed it.
Ron had many interests including hunting, fishing and helping
others.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cynthia, children, Steven
(Candy) Swope of Stanley, Shane (Heidi) Swope of Thorp, Lori
(Tim) Nitz, Lynn (Ed) Shilts, Kim Kmieciak (Mike Mason), Kelly
Copenhaver all of Stanley and Ron JR “Buck” (Beth) Swope, of
Lake Hallie, 32 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, his siblings,
Judy Barry of Ohio and Linda Swope of Tomah and Greg
(Yvonne) Swope of Exeland,  plus many brother and sister in laws,
nieces and nephews. Ron is preceded in death by his parents, his
grandbaby Bradley Shilts, his brothers, Larry and Brent Swope,
brothers in law, James Barry and Ronald “Buck” Ponick and sisters
in law, Judy Ponick and Gloria Folczyk.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 26, 2018
at Faith Evangelical Free Church-Stanley with Randy Vandeloo
officiating. Burial will follow in South Worden Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 4-7 PM on Wednesday and Thursday morning an hour
before services all at the Church. Plombon Funeral Service
assisted the family with arrangements.