Ronald Mayberry, 74, Beaver Dam

December 31, 2018

Ronald “Ron” L. Mayberry, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Dycora Transitional Health in Beaver Dam following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ron was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Beaver Dam to Clifford and Agnes (Welch) Mayberry. He was a Beaver Dam High School graduate where he was also prom king. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army before his honorable discharge in 1971. In 1966 while serving in Vietnam, he received a Purple Heart for combat wounds and a Bronze Star with “V” Device for heroism. After his military service, Ron married Jeanne Galston on Nov. 11, 1972. Together they raised four children and fostered 21, adopting one of their foster daughters. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam. He was a John Deere retiree. Ron had many admirable qualities with his kindness being at the top. He was an avid Packers fan and golfer, having won the city of Beaver Dam golf tournament and he liked bowling.

Ron is survived by his stepdaughter, Tonya Oppermann, Beaver Dam; adopted daughter, Kristin Mayberry, Fond du Lac; sister, Phyllis (Lawrence) Schmidt; brother, Bob (Lois) Mayberry; grandchildren, Brandon Lueptow, Brittni Davis, Tanner Lueptow, Jasmyne Jenson, Jeremy Mayberry and Tre Mayberry; great-grand daughters Baylee Sheppard, Brylee Quiring, Alayna and Jayden; brothers-in-law, Bernard (Dinah), Gerald, Dennis, David (Alvina) and Allan (Lori) Galston; sister-in-law, Joy (Bernard) Vander Sanden; and is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; father- and mother-in-law, Herbert and Lila Galston; son, Shawn; stepson Donald Lueptow; brother-in-infancy, Raymond Mayberry; sister, Janet (Victor) Heimrl; three brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law-in-infancy.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146 following the service. Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus at noon on Friday, Jan. 4.

A special thank you to the many caregivers Ron had at Dycora Transitional Health and to his Hillside Hospice nurse, Debbie, who was also Ron’s wife Jeanne’s hospice nurse.

If desired, memorials may be made in Ronald L. Mayberry’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com

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