Ronald “Ron” Edward Tomes, 68, of Sturgeon Bay died in Milwaukee on April 27, 2016. He was born August 13, 1947 in Milwaukee to Adam and Patricia (Smith) Tomes. On July 11, 1970 he married Susan Schaut in Milwaukee.
Ron graduated from Pius High School in Milwaukee in 1965 and earned his BA degree in Education at Mount Scenario in Ladysmith. He later did his graduate work through the University of Wisconsin.
Ron worked as an administrator in numerous schools and mental health clinics throughout the state. He spent most of his career at Sturgeon Bay High School working in special education and pupil services. Ron will be remembered as a person who was passionate about people and caring for them as individuals.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, Scrabble, his dog Nutmeg and spending time with family and friends. Ron’s attitude toward his leukemia was extraordinary. He viewed it as a gift that unleashed his passion for his purpose in life which was his faith in Christ.
Survivors include his wife Susan; three children, Ben (Jenny) Tomes, Waukesha; Katie (Mark) Smith and Brian (Sara) Tomes, all of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Amy (Dick) Thusius, Vikki (Bob) Hahn, Terry Krueger (friend Yani), half siblings, Adam, Peter, Mary Alice, Amanda and Kendra; nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Claudia Harkins.
Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at the United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral home on Thursday, May 12 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church until time of services. Memorials may be given to Loaves and Fishes or Door CANcer, Inc.