Ronald Buchacek, 79, of Mosinee, passed away from complications with prostate cancer and heart failure at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on May 30, 2018. He was born on a dairy farm in Rocky Ridge Mosinee to Frank and Anna (Vesely) Buchacek on March 6, 1939. He married Margaret (Condon) Buchacek on August 12, 1961 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mosinee. Ron was a musician nearly all his life and played the piano accordion with many other local musicians including his father Frank and brother… Read More » Robert. He formed a band called “Ron’s Polka Meister’s” and played weddings and anniversaries. As a member of the Polka Productions Band called “Soggy Bottom Boys,” he played tailgate parties for the tour group prior to Green Bay Packer Games at various away destinations in New York, Miami, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Nashville. His love of playing polka music took him and Margaret to overseas destinations in England, Australia, Germany, and Czech Republic where he was able to speak Czech which was his first language. More recently he played at the Mosinee Log Jam with Al Erikson, Tom Mielke, & Scott Heppner for over 10 years. Playing and singing with his cousins at the Vesely land on the Eau Plaine, Hammer Down Bar, & Schooner Dave’s Bar at Marathon Fun Days are cherished memories reflective of his appreciation for family and friends. He was the life of the party. Ronnie worked at the Mosinee Paper Mill as an electrician and instrumentation mechanic for 40 years retiring in the year 2000. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, UNITED STEELWORKERS Union, and Musicians Union. While raising a large family he also worked on the family farm and raised ginseng from 1971-2000. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Chicago Cubs. He relished in their 2016 World Series Victory and wore his baseball cap to spark conversations with total strangers. He followed the sports activities of his children and then grandchildren cheering encouragement from the stands. He often relived his trip to watch the 1967 Ice Bowl game that he attended with his brother Robert and enjoyed the many beautiful sunsets from the ocean front condo at Panama City Beach. Many bonding weekends were spent with his sons Frank and Brian and grandsons Alex and Brice deer hunting for the trophy buck. He thoroughly loved fishing and laughing with his fish cleaning buddy Reggie at Pickerel. Survivors include his wife Margaret, and children Lynn (Ken) Duberstein, Kronenwetter, Beth (Mark) Knetter, Wausau, Frank (Julie) Buchacek, Green Bay, Sally (Pat) Medvecz, Wausau, Brian (Tracy) Buchacek, Rothschild, Molly (Jeff) Breitenbach, Kronenwetter, Lea (Glen) Loppnow, Mosinee. 19 Grandchildren and 6 Great grandchildren. 3 sister-in-laws Anne Buchacek, Memphis, Judith Condon, Mosinee, & Faith Condon, Tomahawk. He was preceeded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law Jeremiah & Elizabeth Condon, 2 brothers Richard (infant), Robert Buchacek, and 2 brother-in-laws Tom and Jerry Condon. The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to Dr. Christopher Peterson, Lori Erdman, NP, Dr. Matthew Clancy, Dr. Timothy Grady, & Dr. Seth Maliske, CNAs: Syrina, Rita, Christine, MTs: Kathy & Joyce, Reception: Chris, Lynn, Nancy & Nicole, CRA: Erin, RNs: Sara, Juli, Brianna, Allison, Megan, Mary, Anna, Kelly, Renee, Anne, Bethany, Cheryl, Jody, Stacey, and Britta at Aspirus and the entire Mosinee Marshfield Clinic for your incredible attention to his care. He looked forward to putting a smile on their face. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at St. Paul Catholic Church 404 High St., Mosinee with Fr. Don Przybylski officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00. John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ronald Buchacek 2018. Higgins Funeral Home Inc.
Death notice for the town of: Wisconsin Rapids, state: Wisconsin