He is survived by his wife Zora; daughter Jody Steckline (Donald); son Steven Thoms (LaDonna); grandchildren Cally Grado (Zak), Bradley Thoms; great grandchildren, Jacob and Reinne Steckline, all from Estes Park, CO.; great grandchildren from Loveland, CO are Rowan Welch and Brynn Welch; sister Barbra Janas of McHenry, IL.
He married his wife Zora in 1955, and had 57 great years together. Ronald worked for the city of Park Ridge in Park Ridge, IL for 29 years. He moved to Estes Park, CO where he had an auto repair and body shop, called Carl’s Garage & Steve’s Auto Body. He was past commander of the American Legion Post in Estes Park, CO as well as a long time member of the Lions Club. Ronald has lived in Paulden, AZ for the last eight years.
A memorial service was held April 25th, 2013 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church in Chino Valley, AZ. A memorial service will be held in Estes Park, CO at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to Saving Grace Lutheran Church.