Ronald Haws, age 80, of Howard and formerly of Seymour passed away on April 24, 2023 at Aurora Baycare Hospital. He was born on January 18, 1943, to the late Myron and Angeline (Jones) Haws.
He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1962 where he was a star basketball player and natural athlete.
Ron was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Joan Ryan on August 24, 1963 having celebrated 59 years together.
He worked for 35 years at Fort Howard Paper Mill until his retirement in 1999. Ron was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and season ticket holder. He also enjoyed watching and listening to the Brewers. Ron liked to get out on the water for a good day of fishing, getting all of the gear together to go camping, a good night on the bowling lanes, and his time out on the fairways and greens, along with doing the "Taco Open" each year.
He was involved with starting the Seymour Car Club, Village Stompers, and was the driver of stock car number 57 and drag raced in Kaukauna. Ron spent time woodworking and making things for his family, and enjoyed building model trains. Ron and Joan liked to travel, and especially enjoyed winters in Florida. Above and beyond all of the things Ron enjoyed, the time spent with his family was his favorite.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Haws; daughters: Michelle (Michael Schmidt) Haws, Julie (Todd) Holtz; granddaughters: Kayla Christiansen, Jenna Christiansen, Brooke Bailey, Allyssa (fiance Dallas Wood) Holtz, and Taylor Holtz. Further survived by two sisters: Diane Peters and Karen (Pete) Schmidt; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bernie (Gene) Imhoff, Patrick (Terry) Ryan, Tom Ryan, Karen Brusewitz, Connie (Dan Swiecichowski) McArdle, Robert Ryan, and Bill (Teri) Ryan; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; infant brother, Larry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Mildred (Gutzman) Ryan; and brother-in-law, Bob Peters.
Visitation will take place at St. John Catholic Church on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Deacon Rich Matuszak and Fr. Sengole Dass officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to the staff at Aurora Baycare Hospital for all of your care and concern you gave to Ron and our family.
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