Ronald C. Kalata, age 83, of Spring Lake passed away early Thursday morning, April 5, 2018 at Theda Care Medical Center in Appleton.
He was born Feb. 14, 1935 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph and Celia (Mykisen) Kalata. He married Joyce M. Bonnell on April 16, 1955 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainfield.
Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of almost 63 years, Joyce M. Kalata, Spring Lake; five children, Randy (Debbie) Kalata, Almond, Debbie (Paul) Weiss, Wautoma, Ricky Kalata, Spring Lake, Tish (Steve) Kemps, Almond, Karen (Steve Rothermel) Kalata, Town of Rome; seven grandchildren, Mark (Dawn) Kalata, Tyler (Leah) Kalata, Jason Weiss (Jen Weiss), Aimee (Bud) Simenson, Joel (Rachel) Kalata, Jamie (Jesse Anderson) Kemps, Julie (Derek)Suhr; 11 great grandchildren, Tegan, Celia, Zachary, Samuel, Jody, Peyton, Landon, Seth, Brody, Liam, and Laython; one brother, Richard (Donna) Kalata, Wautoma; sister-in-law, Dorothy (the late Arden) Bonnell; and special friends, Joe and Bruce. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Celia Kalata; his in-laws, Lester and Dorena Bonnell; and by his brothers-in-law, Dewey Bonnell, LaVerne (Mae) Bonnell, Kenneth (Marge) Bonnell, Arden Bonnell, Leon Bonnell, and Allen Bonnell.
Per Ron’s wishes, private family services will be held.