Ronald Jerome Kresl, born March 29, 1932
Joanne M Schulte, born February 5, 1935
Married on May 29, 1961
Children Stephen, born 3/10/1962 Joseph, 3/25/1963 Thomas, 9/08/1964 David, 1/30/1966
Ronald Kresl 1932-2005
Ron Kresl, 73, of Fort Collins, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, after a brief illness.
A Prayer Vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Chapel, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, at 10:30 am, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, with a reception immediately following.
Ron was born March 29, 1932, to Lillian (Myerchin) and Emil Kresl in Grand Forks, N.D. Ron graduated from St. James Academy in 1950. He attended the University of North Dakota where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in geological engineering. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. Ron married Joanne Schulte on May 29, 1961, and they welcomed four children into the world. They relocated to Fort Collins in 1970.
Ron was as a Real Estate Broker Associate with Wheeler Commercial Properties Service. He was a Certified Commercial Investment Member and was certified by the Graduate Real Estate Institute. He was a member of the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors, the Seratoma Club, Trout Unlimited, and was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.
Ron lived an extraordinarily full and active life with many varied interests. He had a great love of the land which led him to purchase a farm north of Fort Collins where he raised everything from honey bees to cattle. He was a life long outdoorsman and naturalist who loved fly-fishing, fly-tying, camping, bird watching, and geology. He was fortunate to be able to share many of these pastimes with his family and friends.
Ron's eclectic interests also included music, literature, and poetry. He was a talented musician who played the saxophone and clarinet, and he had a deep affection for classical music. He was extremely proud of his Czech heritage and loved traveling throughout Czechoslovakia and Europe. Ron was a life-long learner, and later in his life acquired a passion for Latin language and culture and was able to travel throughout Latin America. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.
Ron is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joanne Kresl, of Fort Collins; his four sons, Steve and his wife, Linda Kresl, of Portland, Ore., Joe and his wife, Dianne Kresl, of Aztec, N.M., Tom and his wife, Carolyn Kresl, of Denver, and David Kresl of Fort Collins; eight grandchildren; his brother, Del of Grand Forks, N.D.; sisters, Doris Norell, of Colorado Springs, and Rita Michaletz of Milwaukee, Wis. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Kresl of St. Paul, Minn.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sister Servants of Christ the King or Catholic Charities Northern, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
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