We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at North Clairemont Avenue
Ronald P Mayer, (aka "The Candy Man"), 87, of Eau Claire, WI passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Aggie's Country Living in Eagleton, WI.
He was born on July 11, 1934 to Raymond and Magdalen (Walter) Mayer at home in Tilden, WI. He married Marie Jorgenson on September 26, 1953 at St James the Greater Catholic Church. He was a lifelong member of the Parish and was also a member of The Knights of Columbus. Together they raised 8 children. He worked at Eau Claire Equipment, and Valley Builders as a welder, and later at the Uniroyal Tire Company. First building tires, and then in maintenance, from 1969 - 1992, until the plant closed and then he retired. He was also in the National Guard from December 1952 to December 1958 as a military cook and stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. After retirement he couldn't sit still, so he became a "Handy Man" doing odd jobs for family and neighbors. Ronald had a "Sweet Tooth". He loved chocolate. He would occasionally take candy to the children at St. James School to share. He would drop off the candy, with permission, hence then "Candy Man". He enjoyed fishing with his children, and deer hunting with his sons and brother. He was known for his garden, always raising more than enough to share with family and neighbors, especially rhubarb, tomatoes, and watermelon.
Ron is survived by: his children; Jean (Jay) Nispel, Nancy (Ron) Reidel, Rhonda (John) Jackson, Joyce (John) Reidinger, Peter (Sharon) Mayer, Paul (Lori) Mayer; son-in-law, Gene Livingston; 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, James (Mary Lou) Mayer; 3 sisters, Lorraine Schuebel, Bernadine (Benedict) Grill, and Anita Boos; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Marie; daughter, Mary Livingston, and son Michael; brothers, Gerald, Robert, and Donnie; sister, Virginia Marek; brothers-in-law, Richard Marek, James Schuebel, Robert Johnson, and Hans Jorgereson; sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Jane, and Donna Mayer, Ruth Ackerlund, and Betty Jean Jorgenson.
Thank you to the staff at Aggie's Country Living, Sheena and staff, Mayo Hospice, nurse Cheryl and volunteer Martha. Your kindness shown to our father was greatly appreciated.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. James the Greater Catholic Church with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared with Ronald's family at www.lenmarkfh.com.