Ronald James Blom, age 77, died on May 4th at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 19, 1944 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, son of James and Garnet (Ebert) Blom.
Ron graduated from Bonduel High School, class of 1962. In 1965 he married a classmate, Rhonda Marohl, and they settled in Appleton. After retirement, Ron and Rhonda moved to a condo in Kimberly. In October 2020 they celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Ron was a barber from 1970 until he retired at age 65. He served in the U.S. Army, was a Vietnam Veteran and proud American.
Ron was a loyal member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He sang tenor in the choir and provided many laughs as well. He served as an usher and Elder for many years. Ron was an enthusiastic volunteer for Habitat for Humanity for 20 years, and also volunteered at ThedaCare Cancer Center. It was fun for him to usher at the Appleton Performing Arts Center. He was an avid golfer and shot three holes-in-one. Rhonda and Ron enjoyed many beautiful trips throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by a young sister, Darlene. Surviving in addition to his beloved wife, Rhonda, are his lovely daughters: Traci Jo Blom of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Laurie Ann Phan of Manhattan Beach, California. Also, Henry Phan, Laurie's husband. Ron dearly loved his two grandchildren, Madison and Jameson Phan; and the whole family enjoyed many wonderful vacations together.
Also surviving are Rhonda's five siblings and their 10 children.
Services are being held at Good Shepherd Lutheran, 2220 E. College Ave., Appleton on Sat, May 8, at 11:00 AM. Visitation 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A full obituary can be found at ww.verkuilenfh.com where condolences can be left.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the many doctors and nurses who cared for Ron over the years, with special thanks to the staff at Unity Hospice. Should you like to honor Ron in a special way, donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.
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