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Ronald G. Rauwerdink
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Ronald G. Rauwerdink, 81, of Oostburg died on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center.

Ron was born on March 8, 1936 in the Town of Lima, the son of the late Alva and Katie (Huibregtse) Rauwerdink. Ron graduated from Oostburg High School in 1954. He married Harriet Winkelhorst on May 4, 1956 in Gibbsville.  Ron worked in the foundry at the Kohler Co. for 43 years before his retirement in 1998.

Ron was a member of the First Reformed Church in Oostburg where he served as a pastoral care elder, usher and greeter at the information booth. He was a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, a regular attendee at the Sports Core, and a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

 Ron enjoyed fishing and hunting, traveling, playing poker, bicycle riding, reading, and attending track and field events. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Redwings, Wisconsin Badgers, and any sporting event that one of his grandchildren was participating in.

Ron is survived by his wife of 61 years, Harriet of Oostburg;  one daughter, Lynn (Cliff) Halley of Menasha; two sons, Glen (Pam) Rauwerdink of Hingham and Jack (Bonnie) Rauwerdink of Sheboygan Falls;   three grandchildren, Kristina Halley of Naperville,IL, Erica Halley of Milwaukee and Kenton (Alissa) Rauwerdink of Mattawan, MI; two great grandchildren, Liesel Rauwerdink with the other one due in November; three sisters-in-law, LaVerne Voesch of Gibbsville, Edee TenDolle of Oostburg, and Shirley (Erwin) Claussen of Cedar Grove; two brothers-in-law, LaMont Jensema of Sheboygan and Gary (Julie) Winkelhorst of Port Washington; nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by an infant son; parents, Alva and Katie Rauwerdink; parents-in-law, Harvey and Marie Winkelhorst; one sister, Marlys Jensema; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Voesch and Carl TenDolle.

A celebration of his life will take place at the First Reformed Church in Oostburg on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6 pm with the Rev. Bob Rook officiating.

Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 3 pm until the time of the service at 6 pm.

For online condolences and additional information please visit

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

The Rauwerdink family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the loving care shown to Ron and their family, Dr. Pawlak, Dr. DeTrana and Dr. Coulis. A special thanks goes to Audie Gabrielse-Breit for all of the calls and visits as his pastoral care giver.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home is serving the Rauwerdink family.

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