Ronald L. Danks, Janesville, WI (1930-2013)
December 31, 1930 - December 15, 2013
Ronald L. Danks, 82, of Janesville passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. He was born in Janesville, on Dec. 31, 1930, the son of Percy and Lillian (Lee) Danks. He graduated from Janesville High School, Class of 1949. Ron enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served for four years during the Korean War aboard the USS Antietam CV-36 aircraft carrier. He married Patricia E. Baldwin on Nov. 20, 1957. He was a member of the Janesville Fire Department for 24 years, retiring as a lieutenant in 1984. Ron was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; one son, Jerry (Tara); one daughter, Darcy (Barry); three grandchildren: Ethan, Calliane and Hayden; one brother, Wayne (Betty); and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2921 Mt. Zion Avenue, Janesville, with Rev. Paul Speerbrecker officiating. Visitation will be at the CHURCH from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum with military rites by Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post # 1621. The Danks family is being assisted by HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.