Obituary: Ronald Lester Willman

July 31, 1941 – Nov. 28, 2020

Ronald Lester Willman, 79, of the Town of Clay Banks died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Lester and Fay Violet (Walker) Willman. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1959. Ronald worked at Bay Shipbuilding for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and gardening and adored his border collie, Emmy.

Ronald will be missed by his children, Tami (Michael) DalSanto, Randy (Paula) Willman, and Kelli (Russ) Bowling, all of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Matthew (Jamie) DalSanto, Nicholas (Thanh) DalSanto, Stephanie (Brad) Brown, Christian DalSanto, Maxwell DalSanto, and Ashley (Jesse) Janssen; great-grandchildren, Viviana, Vince, Clark, Landon, and Olivia; and very special friend, Sharon Kessen.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Fay Willman.

In honor of his wishes, no formal services will be held. Ronald will be laid to rest near his family in Bayside Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in his name to Door CANcer or the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus.

Ronald’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Emergency Services EMTs, Dr. Richard Hogan, Dr. Mark Binard and the nursing staff at Door County Medical Center for the care and compassion shown to Ronald and their entire family.

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