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Ronald W. Reagan

Monday, October 1, 2007

Ronald W. Reagan, 66, Clay City, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 28, 2007, at 8:03 a.m., at Holly Hills Healthcare facility.

He was born April 13, 1941, in Coal City, the son of Howard and Joan Schiele Reagan.

He graduated from Clay City High School in 1959. He later graduated from the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.

On Feb. 2, 1962, he married Sarah Wardrip Reagan. She preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2002.

He began his career in banking as a young man and continued banking as his profession for 43 years with First Financial. He retired from the Clay City location as Branch Manager and Vice President in 2005.

Ron was very proud of his Native American heritage and was a great-grandson of the Potawatomi Tribe. He was a student of Native American History and Genealogy. He traveled extensively in his study of family history and enjoyed traveling with family to share in the search.

Over his lifetime, he was a member of many civic organizations. Among those were the Clay County Community Foundation and the Clay City USA Foundation.

He will be remembered as a man who shared his unconditional love of his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Troy Reagan and wife Patsy, Houston, Texas, Erik Reagan and wife Dory, Clay City, and Heidi Reagan, Bowling Green; grandchildren Zachary Reagan, Lindsay Reagan, Dylan Reagan, Colton Dyer and Samantha Dyer; his mother Joan Reagan; one sister, Jean VanHorn, Indianapolis; one niece, Paula Roeschlein and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, his wife, Sarah Reagan; one brother, Harold Reagan, and his mother and father-in-law, Vera and Howard Wardrip.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Deeter officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday (today).

The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Clay County Community Foundation or to the Clay City USA Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.