Ronald Jesse Arnold, Janesville, WI (1936-2013)
August 8, 1936 - December 1, 2013
Ronald Jesse Arnold, 77, of Janesville, WI, passed away on Dec. 1, 2013, at his home following a short battle with cancer. He was born in Rock County on Aug, 8, 1936, the son of Chester and Jessie (Babcock) Arnold. He married Jean McFarlan McLay on July 11, 1959. He served in the Red Arrow Division of the National Guard. Ron was a building contractor for forty three years and retired from Arnold Builders in 1998. He was a member and past president of the Wisconsin Builders Association. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. Ron loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed bird watching and wood working. He also enjoyed working with stain glass and intarsia (wood mosaic art).
Ron Arnold is survived by his wife, Jean; two children, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Arnold of Green Bay, WI, and Tamara (John) Biordi of Pleasant Prairie, WI; two granddaughters, Hannah McLay Arnold and Haley Clausen; a great-granddaughter, Reese Alexandra Clausen; his sister, Linda Rinehart of Huntsville, AL; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Arnold and Phyllis Arnold; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Richard and Robert Arnold.
“Thank you to Agrace Hospice, Pastor David, Pastor Anne, friends and family for support in this journey. We are grateful.”
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10th at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2116 Mineral Point Avenue, Janesville. Pastor David Andert and Pastor Anne Andert will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crex Meadows Wild Life Area, Grantsburg, WI, or Faith Lutheran Church.