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Ronald P Komro

Ronald P Komro

Ronald P. Komro, age 70 of Durand, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after a long battle with dementia.

Ron was born on May 19, 1950 at the hospital in Durand. He was the son of Philip and Marian (Spindler) Komro. Ron grew up on the family farm in the Town of Albany, attended Sacred Heart School in Lima and graduated from Durand High School in 1968. After high school, Ron worked on the family farm for a short while and then attended the vocational school in Eau Claire for marketing. Ron then took a job as an Assistant Manager at a McDonalds in Rochester, MN for several years. He married Joanne Feeney on March 3, 1973 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Mound. After marriage, they lived in Rochester before returning to farm on the home farm in the Town of Albany, where he remained the rest of his life. Ron had many jobs outside of farming, including working at UW-Eau Claire and driving bus for the Durand School District.

Ron enjoyed deer hunting, having a beer, going on motorcycle rides, taking care of his cats and watching the Green Bay Packers. He loved telling jokes, Ron loved to make people smile and he never met a stranger. Most of all, Ron loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joanne, six children; Kristy (Scott) Baumgart of Rock Falls, Thomas (Danielle) of Eau Claire, Jessica (Dale) Lauer of Elk Mound, Michael (Katherine) of Chanhassen, MN, Rosemary (Brent Kemple) Komro of St. Charles, MN and Becky (Steve Hess) Komro of Bloomer, nine grandchildren; Ashley, Nicholas, Alyssa, Avery, Evan, Samantha, Logan, Celina and Zachary, one great granddaughter; Avea, siblings;  Kenneth of Eau Claire, Marjorie (Ed Bauer) Traun of Durand, Phyllis (David) Kannel of Woodbury, MN, Kathy (Miland) Bloom of Mondovi, Yvonne (Leonard) Cronin of Rochester, MN, Rita (Robert) Schilling of Amherst, Darrell (Glenda) of Durand, aunt; Lorraine Komro of Durand, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law; Sandy Komro and brother-in-law; Jim Traun.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, October 3, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Rev. Timothy Welles will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00PM-8:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Angela Stelzig

    Great man and a nice family! Will never forget the fun hay ride years ago! Love to all of you !

  2. Pam Koxlien

    So sorry to hear if Rob’s passing. Enjoyed our visits at Menards. Love ❤️ and prayers ???????? To you all.
    Deepest Sympathies

  3. Ruth M Schafer

    Ron worked so hard for Sodexo. He was great guy and very helpful. I am sure you will all miss him. God Bless, and keep you. In my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ruth

  4. Gary and Elsia Prissel

    Sorry for your loss. We had had some good times at Silver Springs Gardens nice to work with he was always helping.

  5. Joseph Spaeth

    you will be missed Ron. We sure did like you. Prayers go out to your family and friends.
    Heaven just got another angel.

  6. LaVerne Brantner

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss.
    Verne, Kathy, and Pam

  7. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  8. Lester and Rita Bauer

    So sad to hear of the passing of Ron. He was a good friend and classmate. Always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace Ron.

  9. Darcy bahr

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss... sending healing thoughts and prayers to your family
    Darcy Bahr

  10. Mary Ann & Tony Schuh

    Dear families, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ron was always such a light harded friendly person. He will be missed, I was surprised at his passing to join the heavenly Angles ???? at this early time

  11. Marty & Diane Prissel

    Our sympathy to the family of Ron. Sending thoughts & prayers.

  12. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy to the Komro family and Ron’s siblings
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  13. Nadine Schuh

    To Ron's family
    So very sorry to hear of Ron's passing.------ I usually mention this quote as it helped ease the pain when my parents and siblings passed-----

    When a loved one leaves to go on a long trip those of us that are left behind sadly say, "Good-bye". BUT, those on the Other side greet them with joy and exclaim, " HELLO ! and WELCOME HOME !"

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