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Ronald "Frog" J. West

June 6, 1945 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 74)


Ronald “Frog” J. West, 74, died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1945 in Antigo, son of the late Lurid “Stub” and Phyllis (Jessey) West.  On March 23, 1976 he married Beth Manske in Wausau.  

Ronald served his country in the United States Army and worked many years as a custodian for the Wausau School System.  Frog loved hunting, fishing and going to their cabin in the woods.  He was an excellent woodworker and enjoyed making wooden toy cars and trucks.

Survivors include his wife, Beth West, Wausau; sister, Esther West, Pearson; twin brother, Donald (Pat) West, Amherst Junction; brothers-in-law, Daniel (Barbara) Hermans, Neenah, Bob (Vicki) Hermans, Combined Locks, Edward “Scott” (Elizabeth) Manske, Neenah, and Thomas (Bonnie) Manske, Combined Locks; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Pat) O’Connor, Oshkosh and Susan (Randy) Blair, Appleton; many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warner (Cheryl) West and a brother-in-law, John Manske.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the Sixth Street funeral home.

Burial will be in Pearson Cemetery at a later date.

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February 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

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