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Obituary: Ronald L. Hueckstaedt, Jr.

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel:

Ronald L. “Ron” Hueckstaedt, Jr. age 59 of Baraga, MI passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at UP Health System, Marquette. Ron was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 22, 1960 the son of Ronald L. and Agnes “Totsie” (Crebessa) Hueckstaedt Sr. He graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1978. Ron had worked at Ojibwas Casino as a security manager. He was a member of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Baraga Fire Department, Baraga Men’s Bowling League, was an EMT for Bay Ambulance and had served on the Bay Ambulance Board. Ron enjoyed cooking, bowling, gardening, hunting, camping, going to the casino, volunteering his time for the community and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He played “Santa” for years at the Baraga Fire Hall and Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. He also enjoyed going on “Missions” to the Casinos with his best friend Don Messer. Ron loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and entire family.

Ron is survived by his loving children Ronald L. Hueckstaedt, III (Hannah) and Amanda Hueckstaedt of Baraga, Laurie (Steve) Schultz of Las Vegas, NV, Ryan Freeman of Milwaukee, WI and Jesse Miller of Milwaukee, WI, grandchildren Brynlee, Alizah, Hayden, Sophia, Jacob and Reighlyn who is due in November, mother Agnes “Totsie” Hueckstaedt, brother Daniel (Elizabeth) Hueckstaedt, sisters Eleanor (Charles) Miller and Kim (Jeffrey) Klopstein and his significant other Patty Menzl all of Baraga. He is also survived by his special friends that were more like brothers to him, Rick Reed and Marc Trevisan both of Milwaukee, WI, Curtis Nieskes and Don Messer both of Baraga. He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Sr and his brother Gary.

A celebration of Ron’s life will take place on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Ceremonial Room in Baraga from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Internment will then take place in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery. Immediately following the internment, friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center, Baraga.
Ron’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com

The Reid Funeral service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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