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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Ronald Staben

Ronald S. Staben

Tuesday, February 11th, 1930 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Ronald S. Staben, age 88 of Janesville died on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born in Freeport, IL on February 11, 1930, the son of the late Herbert W. and Gertie L. (Orendorf) Staben. Ron graduated from Freeport High School and worked as a switchman for the Illinois Central railroad. During the Korean War, Ron enlisted in the US Army on November 26, 1951, serving until he was honorably discharged. While in the service, Ron was introduced to the former Mary Alice McCoy and they were married on November 2, 1952. Ron was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church for many years. Ron had a very profound and strong commitment to his faith, his family, his business, and his customers, whom he was honored to serve over the years.
After the war, Ron returned to college and graduated from UW Madison School of Pharmacy. Ron, along his wife Mary, owned and operated Staben Pharmacy that was located in the former Riverview Clinic. He retired when he sold the pharmacy in 1995. Ron loved being a pharmacist and continued to work on a part time basis at local pharmacies until 2010. Ron was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and was thrilled when they won the World Series in 2016. He followed UW Badgers sports, enjoyed fishing, golfing, canoeing, wood carving, doing crossword puzzles, and playing bridge. Ron enjoyed the fellowship during his annual canoe trips and weekly lunches with his cronies and his family trips to Door County. Ron was a true gentleman and will be dearly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife: Mary; two daughters: Cindy (Patrick) Morrison of Batavia, IL and Julie (Bryan) Droste of Highland Park, IL; his beloved grandsons: David Morrison and Michael Morrison; his sister: Lori (Richard) Bailey of Simi Valley, CA; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son: William David Staben.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 S. Ringold St., Janesville, with Rev. Daniel Decker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by VFW Kienow Hilt Post 1621. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home and again on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made in Ron’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church K9 Comfort Dog Ministry or the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Pharmacy.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    210 S. Ringold
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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  • Service

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    210 S. Ringold
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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    Rev. Daniel Decker
  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    1725 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Julie and Bryan, we are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.
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Mike McCoy

Posted at 09:58am
Mary,Cindy and Julie and families,

You have our sincere condolences of your loss of Uncle Ron. Judy and I have such great memories of Ron, he was such a gentleman and a great man. I was proud to have him as a Uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and we wish we could be there with you to celebrate his life.

Mike and Judy McCoy

Barry Frank

Posted at 05:33pm
Keeping your family in our thought and our hearts at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
With sympathy,
Tom, Barry, Logan & Sophia Walker

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