Ronald “Ron” Bowe, 75, of Stanley passed away peacefully on
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center. Ron was
born on March 25, 1944 in Tilden, WI to the late Matthew and Irene
(Schindler) Bowe. Ron lived and worked on the family farm until
1964. He married Joan Rineck in August of 1964 at St. Peter’s
Catholic Church in Tilden.  Ron and Joan moved to Augusta, WI
where they owned and operated the Gambles Hardware Store from
1973 to 1985. They then owned and operated a mink ranch in
Augusta for about 10 years. Ron also worked for many years for
the Augusta School District as a bus driver and custodian. When
Ron retired from the school district Ron and Joan moved to Otter
Lake where they enjoyed retirement.
Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He also enjoyed
spending time with his family and friends. He was a past member
and club president of the Augusta Lion’s Club and the Knights of
Columbus. Ron wanted everyone to know “never back-up any
farther then you have to!”
Ronald is survived by his wife Joan of Stanley, his sons Todd (Britt)
Bowe of Elcho, New Market, MN, Scott (Jennifer Kukuk) of Black
River Falls, and Terry “Tobe” (Brandi) Bowe of Augusta; his
grandchildren Zachary Bowe of Louisville, KY, Derek Bowe of
Elcho, New Market, MN and Brenna Bowe of Augusta; his Sisters
Darlene O’Driscoll of Chippewa Falls, Carol (Steve) Swoboda of
Chippewa Falls , and Donetta “Sis” Geisler of Bloomer along with
many nieces and nephews . He is preceded in death by his parent’
s, one brother in law Gerald O’Driscoll, and one nephew Randy O’
A Funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, August 30th at
Holy Family Catholic Church in Stanley with Father William Felix
officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday night from 4-8 p.m.
at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley with a Rosary by the Legion of
Mary at 7:30 p.m., and Friday morning from 10:30 until the
procession to the church.