Obituary: Ronald Karl Richardt

Ronald Karl Richardt, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday evening, November 26, 2015, at Anna’s Healthcare surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 5, 1944, in Manitowoc, the son of Robert Louis Richardt and Kathryn Lillian (Bartelme) Richardt. Ron graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1962 and went on to study business at Lakeland College. He then studied for a semester at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ron served with the Volunteers in Service to America (AmeriCorps VISTA) and Anaconda Job Corps of Montana. From 1969 to 1999, he cared for Door County residents as a social worker with the county. Ron’s most recent employment was with F&M Bank (later Citizens Bank) in Sturgeon Bay as a teller from 1999 until his retirement in 2005.

He was united in marriage to Susan Marie Chaltry on August 28, 1971, in Menominee, MI. They first met on a blind date at nursing school in Manitowoc. “Ron was a great life partner.” He and Susan shared over 44 years of marriage.

Ron had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay. He continued serving others, even in his retirement, through his involvement and membership with the Sturgeon Bay Kiwanis Club since 1978. Ron enjoyed golfing in leagues at Idlewild Golf Course and collecting coins. He was a kind, polite, caring, and funny man who was loved by all who knew him.

Ron will be deeply missed by his wife, Susan of Sturgeon Bay; two daughters, Rebecka (Shawn) Fair of Sun Prairie, Laura (Jeremy) Ott of Menasha; grandson, David Ott; mother-in-law, Marie Chaltry of Marinette, WI; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ron’s life will be celebrated with a service of remembrance held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.

Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Ron’s name for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and Children, Inc.

Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

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