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Ronald Edward Bessette

Birth date: September 29, 1942
Death date: October 26, 2006


Ronald "Ronnie" Bessette, age 64, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born September 29, 1942 in Eland, the son of Frank Bessette, Hatley and the late Alice (Scofield) Bessette.

Ronnie was united in marriage on November 15, 1997 to Genevieve "Jenny" Lipinski who survives.

Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family, especially spending time with his daughter, Sara, rollerskating, going to Bay Beach and Jim Pecks Wildwood, the circus and swimming. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ronnie was the State Champion in wrestling and an All Conference Football running back while attending Wittenberg High School. He also has many bowling trophies.

Ronnie was raised on a dairy farm and worked many years for Bessette Feed, Eland, before going to work for SNE/Crestline, Mosinee.

In addition to his wife, Jenny and his father, Frank, Hatley, survivors include his daughter, Sara, at home; four brothers, Floyd Bessette, Halder, Gary (Linda) Bessette, Daniel Bessette, all of Eland and Bradley Bessette, Weston; four sisters, Florence (Ken) Klabunde, Neenah, Barbara Bessette, Halder, Patricia Schertz and Cynthia (Henry) Palma, all of Hatley; mother and father-in-law, Charles & Margaret Lipinski, Aniwa; sister-in-law, Cindy (Roger) Steele, Aniwa; brothers-in-law, Steven Lipinski, Aniwa and Robert Harris, Birnamwood; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Alice, Ronnie was preceded in death by his sister Carmen Pingel, sisters-in-law, Laura Bessette and Liz Spilker, nephews, Kevin Bessette and Arthur Schertz, brother-in-law, Lester Schertz, stepmother, Betty Bessette and sister-in-law, Debra Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, town of Hutchins. Friends may call from 9AM until the time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences available at