A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert presiding. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be held on Monday, March 10th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Memorials may be directed to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church or to the Friends of Aztalan State Park.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Ronald Marvin was born in Watertown on June 19, 1942, son of Herbert “Mickey” A. & Florence (Nees) Miller. He was a 1962 graduate of Watertown High School and served in the U.S, Navy.
Ron had been employed as a Fork Lift Driver at Johnson Controls and Watertown Metals.
He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Ron was a 15 year Boy Scout Master for Troop #44. He enjoyed taking the troop on annual week-long Potowatomi camping adventures. Ron had also been a 25 year basketball coach at St. Bernard’s Catholic School and other schools in the area, and was a referee for 15 years with the High School WIAA. He received numerous awards for his work with youth. Ron was also a 10 year participant in the Rendezvous/18th Century Reenactments.
He collected numerous Native American Indian artifacts and was given the Indian name of “Shadow Walker” by a Navajo guide and park ranger. Ron was an avid camper and Indian historian, and has traveled to all major Indian Spiritual locations in America, returning again & again to Anisazi archaeological sites and national parks.
Survivors include his brothers, Jim (Mary) of North Carolina; Gordon (Joan) of Watertown; Dennis (Barb) of Fort Atkinson; Andy (Lisa) of Watertown; his nieces and nephews, Cody, Michelle, Noel, Rebecca, Jennifer, Hollie and Katie, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack; two nieces, Shannon and Naomi, and two nephews, Peter and Levi.