Obituary: Ronald Gordon Luebke

On August 28, 2016 a wonderful, thoughtful, caring man was taken from us too soon. Ronald Gordon Luebke was born on August 9, 1960, in Neenah, WI to the late Daniel and Mabel (Hanson) Luebke, and left this world in the early morning of August 28, 2016.

On September 29, 2012, Ronny married the love of his life, LynLee Marie Fries, in Ellison Bay overlooking the beautiful Bay of Green Bay. Ronny and LynLee lived in Gills Rock, Door County for the past five years, making the most of every minute they had together. Ronny learned to be a mechanic from his father Dan and worked for Goss Auto Body for over 25 years. After Ronny moved to Door County he worked at Going Garbage and Recycling in Sister Bay. Ronny loved to help people and would always put his family and friends first, before any of his own needs. Anyone who knew Ronny knew they would be greeted with a smile, a quick joke or two, and a genuine interest in whatever the conversation happened to be. Even if this was your first encounter with him, he would call you a friend after you walked away.

Ronny is forever loved and deeply missed by his wife, heart and soul, LynLee; his son, Joshua of Menasha, who he couldn’t say enough about; his step-sons, whom he loved as his own, Stephan (Emily Bow) Baumler and Evan (Carolyn Kendall) Baumler. Ronny came from a large family and their hearts are heavy with grief. He is survived by three loving sisters: Susan (Andrew) Jankowski, Neenah; Audrey (John) Kramer, Neenah; Marci (Robert) Braun, Oshkosh. Ronny is also survived by four wonderful brothers: Dennis (Linda) Luebke, Greenville; Ervin (Carole) Luebke, Menasha; Charles (Ann) Luebke, Neenah; RobertLuebke, Neenah. Ronny and LynLee were blessed to have a very large family. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Duane (Karen) Luedtke with Derek (Kayla) Luedtke and Ben Luedtke; Penny (Jeff) Brauer with Jenny Brauer and Jacob Brauer; Dawn (Jeff) Lehman with Devon; Jodi (Tom) Butler with Allysa, Ryan and Riley; Brian (Rhonda) Luebke with Olivia (Jay) Fischer and Emily Luebke with Emma; Kara (Jason) Jordan; Candice (Boyd) Finell with Byron, Cora and Wesley; Jamie Luebke with Edreena, Pierce, Tyrae; Daniel (Misty) Braun and Aeden; Erin (Clinton) Thomas with Caitlyn, Allison, Lauren, Jocelin; Stacey (Jeff) Rahmlow with Audrey, Elizabeth, Cassandra and John Rahmlow and Brock and Gillian Kuether; Jacob Fries; Margaret (Dustin) Brill with Chester, Lonnigan, Adele Brill; Kelsey Marx; Kyle Marx. Ronny was preceded in death by his infant brother, ArdenLuebke and sister, Sharon Luedtke.

The memorial service for Ronny will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (2330 E. Calumet, Appleton) with Rev. Roger McQuistion officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. A celebration of Ronny’s life will be held in Door County at a later date. The family wishes to thank the first responders for their immediate care. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the ER and Cath Lab staff at ThedaCare Medical Center of Appleton. Our deepest gratitude to first responder Stefan and Dr. Brian Guttormsen for their compassionate care.

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