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Ronald L. Gruen

December 2, 1951 — May 26, 2019

Ronald ‘Ron’ L. Gruen, 67, of West Salem, Wis., passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Pine View Care Center, in Black River Falls, Wis.  He was born on December 2, 1951 in La Crosse, Wis., to Gaylord and Geneva (Lawrence) Gruen. He married Renee (Starr) Buchner on February 14, 1995 in La Crosse.

Ron loved fishing on the NASA pontoon boat, music, going to concerts, especially jazz and gospel music and going to Moontunes, pie, eating out, dogs, and going to the Wings Bible Study Group. He especially loved cheering for the Packers and the Brewers and Ron will forever be heard chanting “Go Pack Go”.

He is survived by his wife Renee Gruen, his daughter Jenna (Casey) Smith-Kapter and their son Jaxon, and his son Shawn (Aubrey) Gruen and their children Hannah and Xavior.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Neighborhood City Church, 7th Street South, La Crosse, Wis. Pastor Chris Crye will officiate, with burial to be held in the Onalaska City Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 until the time of services at Church on Saturday.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Pine View Care Center and Gundersen Hospital for the loving care that Ron received.

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