Ronald Vedder, 77, Tripoli, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his residence.
Ron was born May 25, 1936, in Milwaukee, the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Hetch) Vedder. He married Dolores ‘Dee’ Hebert Aug. 25, 1962, in Tomahawk.
He and Dee owned and operated Vedder’s Hunters Inn from 1973-93. He was also employed as a carpenter for Leck Construction, and was a logger in the Pier Willow area since 1960. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and also repaired snowmobiles. He was an avid Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Green Bay Packers fan.
Ron is survived by his wife, Dee Vedder, Tripoli; five children, Tim (Anita) Vedder of Phelps, Paul (Connie) Vedder of Hazelhurst, Ronald (Lisa) Vedder of Hazelhurst, Michelle Vedder of La Crosse, and Leo (Whitney Peterson) Vedder of Prentice.
Ron is further survived by nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild due in May.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.
A memorial service for Ron Vedder will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec, 15, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Pier Willow.
The family will receive friends at the church Sunday, Dec. 15, noon until the hour of services at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
Krueger Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.