Ronald “Ron” H. Ninneman

June 14, 1940 - December 15, 2022
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Ronald H. Ninneman, 82, husband of Elaine M. Ninneman, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Ron was born in Elmwood, WI, in June of 1940. He was the son of the late Harold and Vanita (Beardsley) Ninneman. Ron was a standout athlete for Madison Central High School lettering in both football and baseball. AfterContinue Reading

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Paul and Kim Falde left a message on December 22, 2022:
Our sincerest sympathies and condolences to Elaine, Greg, Kathy, and all of Ron's family and friends. My mother, Laurel (Ron's 1st cousin, once removed), has fond memories of her friendship with Ron when they were kids. She loves recalling stories of their time together. One funny story that she remembers was, "We went to Uncle Fred and Aunt Lena's 2 or 3 times in the summer to pick raspberries. Ronnie Ninneman spent summers there, and he and I picked berries together. I always had berries in my bucket and he always had a red mouth!" Rest in peace, Ron.
Billy & Emmy Bomely left a message on December 21, 2022:
Ron, you will be missed by so many. You live in our hearts and minds as we remember the good times we shared. Billy & Emmy
Laurel Falde left a message on December 21, 2022:
Elaine and family, my deepest condolences to you all.I haven’t seen Ron so much thru my adult years, but some of my fondest memories from the past is the summers we spent together in our childhood. I will always cherish those times and all the trouble we managed to get into. My prayers are with you all.
Gregory Ninneman left a message on December 20, 2022:
Ron I will miss you and the phone conversations that we had over the last few years. Rest in peace your memory will not be forgotten
Colleen Corcoran Savage left a message on December 20, 2022:
I wish with all my heart that I could be with you during this difficult time. The obituary suggested we “share a memory”. My memories have accumulated for 63 plus years. Ron was the best storyteller there ever was. There was “wash-a, wash-a, sniff, sniff” story his family will remember and “ruckaroo”. Ron retired around the time my husband Duggie passed. We added on a sunroom which left the landscaping a mess. Ron took on the project. He revamped the back and front yard with stone; planted trees; as well as dug out a row of lilac bushes – backbreaking. It took many hours and days. How many people would do that. That’s the kind of person he was. He was the best brother-in-law in the world.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Scott, Betsy, Katie and Brett left a message on December 19, 2022:
Dad/Grandpa brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him!
Heartfelt Condolences Arrangement was purchased for the family of Ronald Ninneman by Scott, Betsy, Katie and Brett. Send Flowers
Joanne Jenders left a message on December 19, 2022:
My deepest sympathy goes out to you Elaine and your family! I am so glad I got to spend some time with you and Ron this summer. I will always cherish the great retirement years we spent together.Unfortunately Howard and I are in Chicago with family and will be unable to attend a memorial. You both will be remembered in my prayers.
HTI Professional Team left a message on December 19, 2022:
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Ronald Ninneman".
Comfort Planter was purchased for the family of Ronald Ninneman by HTI Professional Team. Send Flowers
Rodger & Marge Hendrix left a message on December 19, 2022:
We have so many great memories- golf outings, fishing trips, and dinner parties with Ron’s jokes. He was the best! We are in Arkansas- will be home soon. Please let us know if there is anything we can do! Your friends always, Rodger & Marge
Paul Mills left a message on December 18, 2022:
My condolences to Rory and the entire family. We are praying for you and that the Holy Spirit and friends and family may be a source of comfort and strength in this difficult time.
John and Bobbie Tracy left a message on December 18, 2022:
Our deepest sympathies. As friends of Scott and Betsy Ninneman, we always enjoyed seeing Ron and Elaine when they were in St. Louis. They were a lot of fun!
John Killian left a message on December 18, 2022:
Ron and I worked together for many years at DCI/DNE. He was a pleasure to work with, and we had many an enjoyable time at DOJ. He will be missed. My condolences to his family. John Killian, Retired DNE/DCI Director and DLES Administrator
Shelly Ninneman left a message on December 17, 2022:
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Elaine, the boys, their wives and the grandchildren. We were all so lucky to have Ronnie in our lives. My children were especially lucky to have him living near as they grew up, he was a great role model. I am sending much love, strength and prayers to you all. Ronnie made this world a better place and we all miss that smile and his infectious laugh. I know he made a difference in my life and I will be forever grateful for that. Love you all! Shelly
Carren ( Corcoran) Gummin left a message on December 17, 2022:
Ron was truly one of the "good guys" and he had a huge impact on my life. The worlds foremost expert on the Rook-a-roo! We all loved to just be around him. RIP
Doug Zwank left a message on December 17, 2022:
Ron was a role model for me, a neighbor on Lorraine Drive, a supervisor, and most of all a friend. My greatest sympathy to Ron's family.
jim & judee wickus left a message on December 17, 2022:
Dear Elaine & Family In our life travels we have never met anyone like Ron. His sense of humor was contagious. We admired his intelligence, dedication to family and friends and community. It is unbelievably sad to say goodbye but we will hold on to our faith that one day the dear Lord has a plan that we will met again and share memories.
jim & judee wickus left a message on December 17, 2022:
a man like no other
Jerry Schneider left a message on December 16, 2022:
Elaine, I'm sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to know Ron not only through work but also as a friend. Again, my deepest sympathy, Jerry.
David L Collins left a message on December 16, 2022:
To the Family of Ron Ninneman, My thoughts and prayers are with you over your loss. I worked with Ron at the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. Ron was an outstanding leader and his service to the Wisconsin DOJ was a shining example for others to follow. Ron’s law enforcement career resulted in the communities of our state being save and secure places to live and enjoy. In 2014 we held a 50th anniversary dinner of the formation of DCI which Ron attended. His storytelling and humor were shared with his many friends that night. I have attached a group photo from that celebration. Ron’s legacy will be remembered for many years by those he worked with and touched. Sincerely, David Collins Former Director DCI
Valita Cavanaugh left a message on December 16, 2022:
My heart is so sad for Elaine and their four sons. Bob and I had the privilege of spending many happy and fun times with Ron and Elaine. I always looked forward to spending time with Ron - he was such an upbeat person with a great personality and sense of humor. We will so miss him. We love you, Elaine.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Weslee Wickus left a message on December 16, 2022:
I am just so so sorry. I remember his quick wit and laugh. He was fun loving and clever. He could read people … he had a gift for that. I am just so sad to hear. Wishing you love and strength as these days pass…. Appreciate the childhood memories. Those were great days! ❤️
Kristi Martiny (Ninneman) left a message on December 16, 2022:
My heart is heavy. Some of my favorite childhood memories are with all of us together. Dad, Ron and Greg...always laughing. Ron's twinkle and mischievous smile. Always kind. Aunt Elaine, I am so sorry. You had a wonderful love. Rory, Scott, Bryan and Darrel, I am so truly sorry for your loss. I hope all the Grandparents, my Dad, my brother Garrett, are all waiting up there for Ron. Love you all so much. ❤️
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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